So we stopped by the local "duck park" tonight, just to see how things were with the 'residents' and see if anyone needed to go home with us (injured or sick). Beforehand, we stopped at the feed store just up the road and picked up a bag of feed and a small bag of scratch for all the ducks, they're always so hungry and it's been getting pretty cold here (plus it was pouring all day). As soon as we pulled in I saw a Muscovy waddling across the path to a puddle for water.. well being the Muscovy Lover that I am, I was Immediately angry that someone would even dump one! We got out and mixed the feed & scratch up and walked down towards the pond. Of course, as soon as we got down there here comes the Scovy Drake, as sweet as can be, nibbling me and begging for food! I dropped multiple piled on the ground so everyone could get some... there's just so many birds there The Scovy Drake kept coming back to me to be hand fed and i just said, "you're coming home with me Today buddy."... I really couldnt believe someone had dumped this sweetheart! Not even a minute later guess what pops up??? Another Scovy boy!! And just as sweet as the first one!!! "and you too pretty boy!"... I fed everyone some more and let them get some drinks. We found some boxes and then I gently scooped up #1 and he didn't even fuss! He just seemed so happy to have the attention and be held. He went in the box easily too. I went back for #2 and he was just a doll! I picked him up under his tummy and wrapped my hand around his feet and he settled right into my arms Well on the way to the car with #2 we spotted ANOTHER boy sitting next to a tree..? It was odd that he didn't come eat but I went back and scooped him up in my sweater (also a sweetheart!) and after we got back to the car I realized that his poor feet were just Ice Cubes! his caruncles were also a bit pale too... These HAD to be someones pets, there's just no doubt about it. I cannot believe that they could just dump them off like this. I think that maybe #3 may be having a hard time dealing with the cold weather... especially considering that they probably had a warm coop before. I just dont understand people! I was also FINALLY able to snatch up the Pekin hen that I have been trying to catch all year! She was bloody all spring/summer from all the boys and she is REALLY skinny now. She was not happy about being caught but she was very happy to see the geese after we got home. I will be finding her a new home soon since i only have Muscovies here. I just had to vent! I will get pictures up tomorrow for everyone!