I had the most exciting day!! I posted this in the Michigan thread, but I know you duck-peoples will appreciate this adventure best, so I have to share it with you: I went to the nursery to get some cattails to plant in my ditch- and they had a bunch of golden comets there, their peacocks, and some pigeons- in with the Peacocks, they had a Muscovy male duck. Beautiful black male. He was wagging his tail and looking so friendly in his pen. These are their personal pets- none are for sale, although they have a waiting list for peacock chicks. I commented about their Muscovy when i was cashing out, and the woman asked me if I wanted him. She said their peacocks wont breed while he is in there with him- so they bagged him up for me, free of charge. I brought him home, clipped his wings and was carrying him into an area in my pen that is fenced off- well, he struggled as I went into the gate, and hit me right in the mouth- and either caused me to slam my jaw shut or hit my tooth- was too quick and painful for me to be certain- and cracked my front tooth straight up the center. "Free Muscovy causes approximately $2000 dollars worth of damage within minutes" Anyhow, he managed to get away from me- and instantly my two hens attacked him. My turken has her eight babies, and well, Carmen is my guarddog/busybody. They were tearing him up!!!I rescued him and put him in his pen. Then, later on, my daughter and I were filling up the brand new kiddy pool for my young ducks- and he looked so interested, I let him out of his pen. Oh he was interested, all right. Not in the water- in my ducklings. Stupid me. He proceeded to tackle my poor Quackers and tried to mate her- I tackled him, he got away and then he grabbed Jax by his neck and pinned him to the ground. I grabbed him again, closed him into an empty rabbit hutch. PHEW!!! Lesson learned: I apparently lost my common sense when I got hit in the face. I then spent HOURS building him his own area, pen, and now my babies are safe- and he is safe from the wrath of the hens. He is HUGE. HUGE. HUGE. Shiny black feathers, that shine green- some white on his face. I will post a picture as soon as I can.