Background story! Last night, Flan and Mallow somehow evaded getting in the the barn before dark- on the one night I didn't count my ducks. Well, last night was also our first snow. They spent the night on our pond with a flock of mallards instead. This morning I realize with massive motherly alarm that they weren't with everyone else and ran down to the water to find...this. A layer of ice had formed on the shore and they weren't certain how it worked- they're only 5 months old after all! Their skidding and excitement to get back with the flock was too cute not to post. The pekins took a pretty terrible spill on the ice too, but I didn't get that on camera. (I did indeed check everyone for injuries once they got out.) Obviously ducks aren't made for winter. I see some more videos in my future. Have your own pictures, videos, or stories about your ducks being goofy in the snow? I'd love for you to share them!