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Re: Duck, duck - GOOSE

I think that is adorable that you duck follows you!  Takes some  pics..  I 
loved that you shared this story with us!
Long Island, NY
In a message dated 6/6/2005 10:35:23 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
silverhawk@flash.net writes:

When I  woke up yesterday, my DH wanted me to come and see what he had
done that  morning. We bought 7 acres across the road and it was WAY
overgrown. He had  been brushogging it for the last week but he cleared
away from the two  ponds down there and it looked really NICE! So I
hopped on the tractor with  him to see what he had done. While we were
driving around the ponds we saw  a "duck" waddling really fast towards
us, then it jumped in the pond to  swim after us. I looked at him and
said, "what the heck, is that one of OUR  ducks that flew over here?" He
said no, it was too white. Hmmm. So we went  back to our tractoring,
spotted a cotten mouth snake, shot it and the  "duck" was no where to be
seen. I guess the gun startled it. A few minutes  later..I look behind us
and this "duck" is running, frantically after us  over the pond dam. I
told Robert is was chasing us down. He didn't believe  me. When we turned
around he was running after us AGAIN. I said "stop,  right now and find

out what is wrong with this poor thing". We had a  heck of a time
catching it. The "duck" turns out to be a wild goose. It's a  baby, with
just a few pin feathers on it and all downy. He was soaking wet  from the
swim and shaking. So...we took him home and fed him, bought him a  kiddy
swimming pool and watched him half the day. He follows me all OVER  the
place...he even walked in the HOUSE to keep up with me. It is  the
sweetest baby I've ever seen. It must have been abandoned or  something.
Every year we see a pair of Canadian geese over there with a  nest on the
little island in the pond. Must be one of those babies that got  left
behind. I just love it.

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