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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by eggybritches, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. eggybritches

    eggybritches Songster

    Sep 12, 2009
    Central Florida
    My ducks found out that I wanted to take daily pictures of them so of course they started molting. And they look absolutely pitiful. So I've not made them suffer from publicizing their embarrassing coats to the internet. Instead they've had days filled of eating the backyard in peace. No paparazzi.

    And everything has been going fine. It's been a nice lazy weekend. This week is the first time I've ever let the dogs and the ducks out together. For the past few days they've been living amicably outside BY THEMSELVES which, believe you me, was the hardest thing for me to let happen. But I did it, because I bought the house because it had a nice yard for the dogs. The ducks came later.

    Anyway. My doberman was running around going crazy so I ran outside dreading the worse. And this is what I saw.

    Which looks fine. The dog is in the back, the ducks are in the front.

    But wait... What's that Caesar? There's a problem? What ever could you mean?


    Oh, right. The giant redtailed hawk that is bigger than your head is eyeballing your ducks. Nice.

    I only freaked out mildly. I herded the ducks toward their pen, which was also towards the hawk, brandishing a heavy duty rake. I was willing to bop a hawk in the head if need be, but he flew away when he saw the crazy lady coming at him hollering and waving a rake in his direction. Smart bird...

    I'm so proud of my dog for getting after the hawk though. <3
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009

  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    My dog just wants to eat my ducks [​IMG]
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Good job, Caesar! Somebody is getting some treats tonight! Do you mind if I borrow your dog for a while? My idiot dogs never pay attention to aerial predators. Maybe Caesar can come over and have a word with them? [​IMG]
  4. 688peterl

    688peterl Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    i wish i had a garden like yours... jealous! [​IMG]
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    AWWWWWWWWWWW! I have a double team. My one smaller dog mothers the ducklings and herds them around, then my old fat dog barks at anything in our yard - flying or on the ground.
  6. pardygwyn

    pardygwyn Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Good dog! This is one of those situations where my AirSoft gets used for more than just chucking rubber pellets at a target on the wall (the other is when the dogs chase the car, LOL). Doesn't cause the predator any harm, but they sure feel it and it freaks them out that you can "get" them from so far away!

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