Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mysterious Mallards Roam Burbank

"There's a duck on our front lawn."
Those are the words I heard Lee say this morning as I was hurrying around getting ready for work.  I joined him at the window and, sure enough, there was a beautiful Mallard duck sitting on our grass.  Where did it come from??  It's not like we live near a creek or pond -- we're smack-dab in the middle of suburbia.  In fact, we're on the edge of suburbia, as there's a McDonald's 2 blocks away.  I was worried the duck was hurt so I grabbed a piece of bread to see if he was hungry enough to follow my trail of bread crumbs.  He did -- and then I saw another duck!  Two ducks on our lawn!  Nate and Lee were at the window watching me.  The ducks weren't super impressed with my bread (perhaps I should have toasted the bread since it was 7:15am??) but they eventually ate all of it.  I went back inside and joined my guys in watching the ducks waddle around our grass.  I thought about those ducks all day  at work and, when I got home, I asked Lee what had happened to them -- he didn't know; they vanished as mysteriously as they had appeared.


Jen said...

That was a mating pair :) We have them around here too. I bet they flew over from Forest Lawn.

Our local duck pond says not to feed them bread, I'm not sure why- instead the posted sign says to "purchase duck food at a pet store". Snooty ducks :)

Anonymous said...

How bizarre . . . but fun for Nate! Nate's Gramma

Tammy said...

I guess living in the city you can still have some country fun!!!