I live in a REALLY noisy neighborhood, everything from the usual barking dogs and screaming kids to traffic, trains, helicopters, small airplanes, sirens, all kinds of stuff. It's an old neighborhood, so add a healthy population of crickets, cicadas, squirrels, fighting coons, stray cats, all that. But sometimes, if you get up early enough, everything is quiet, peaceful. A lull in the noise that reminds you constantly where you are. But then you hear it, just once, a really loud, obnoxious... QUACK I swear, nominated spokesduck waits until she knows she will be heard. That one solitary quack.