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Little Ducklins

Post by [WoF]GoA.Pun on Wed May 13, 2009 2:02 am

Subject: Duck Story

You may have seen this before, but it’s worth another look. There is a moral to this story!



This is a true story that we can all identify with. Seems there are some very nice people in SAN ANTONIO..

A True Duck Story from San Antonio, Texas




Something really cute happened in downtown San Antonio this week. Michael R. is an accounting clerk at Frost Bank and works there in a second story office. Several weeks ago, he watched a mother duck choose the concrete awning outside his window as the unlikely place to build a nest above the sidewalk. The mallard laid ten eggs in a nest in the corner of the planter that is perched over 10 feet in the air. She dutifully kept the eggs warm for weeks, and Monday afternoon all of her ten ducklings hatched.

Michael worried all night how the momma duck was going to get those babies safely off their perch in a busy, downtown, urban environment to take to water, which typically happens in the first 48 hours of a duck hatching. Tuesday morning, Michael watched the mother duck encourage her babies to the edge of the perch with the intent to show them how to jump off. Office work came to a standstill as everyone gathered to watch.

The mother flew down below and started quacking to her babies above. In disbelief Michael watched as the first fuzzy newborn trustingly toddled to the edge and astonishingly leapt into thin air, crashing onto the cement below. Michael couldn't stand to watch this risky effort nine more times! He dashed out of his office and ran down the stairs to the sidewalk where the first obedient duckling, near its mother, was resting in a stupor after the near-fatal fall. Michael stood out of sight under the awning-planter, ready to help.

As the second one took the plunge, Michael jumped forward and caught it with his bare hands before it hit the concrete. Safe and sound, he set it down it by its momma and the other stunned sibling, still recovering from that painful leap. (The momma must have sensed that Michael was trying to help her babies.)

One by one the babies continued to jump. Each time Michael hid under the awning just to reach out in the nick of time as the duckling made its free fall. At the scene the busy downtown sidewalk traffic came to a standstill. Time after time, Michael was able to catch the remaining eight and set them by their approving mother.

At this point Michael realized the duck family had only made part of its dangerous journey. They had two full blocks to walk across traffic, crosswalks, curbs and past pedestrians to get to the closest open water, the San Antonio River, site of the famed "River Walk." The onlooking office secretaries and several San Antonio police officers joined in. An empty copy-paper box was brought to collect the babies. They carefully corralled them, with the mother's approval, and loaded them in the container. Michael held the box low enough for the mom to see her brood. He then slowly navigated through the downtown streets toward the San Antonio River. The mother waddled behind and kept her babies in sight, all the way.

As they reached the river, the mother took over and passed him, jumping in the river and quacking loudly. At the water's edge, Michael tipped the box and helped shepherd the babies toward the water and to the waiting mother after their adventurous ride.

All ten darling ducklings safely made it into the water and paddled up snugly to momma. Michael said the mom swam in circles, looking back toward the beaming bank bookkeeper, and proudly quacking.

At last, all present and accounted for: "We're all together again. We're here! We're here!"

And here's a family portrait before they head outward to further adventures...

Like all of us in the big times of our life, they never could have made it alone without lots of helping hands.


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Post by Demonfire on Wed May 13, 2009 1:22 pm

This is COol!! OmGish!
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Post by Guest on Wed May 13, 2009 3:17 pm

I like that story alot thanks for posting it pun

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Post by Guest on Wed May 13, 2009 6:48 pm

haha thats cool dudee

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Post by Demonfire on Thu May 21, 2009 2:39 am

i found the video feed of this story, here it is (looking for it right now).... here it is for you to enjoy Smile http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=13567290
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Post by Demonfire on Thu May 21, 2009 2:45 am

also i appearently didnt watch the rest of the first one, but i found all of the footage as well...give me a second....http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=Ducks&type= ... take your pick i did most of the work for you Smile
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Post by Master Dread on Thu May 21, 2009 9:20 pm

Your really deeper than you seem there punishment, that's really cool
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Post by [WoF]GoA.Pun on Fri May 22, 2009 2:56 pm

Well lol I dont know wheter to say thank you or ??? Just kidding Dread. I do have a heart when it comes to most things with the exception of hackers and they should all croak. I love animals and people and the good things in life. Later man and ok yeah thanks bud.
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Post by Demonfire on Fri May 29, 2009 11:42 am

Well Pun in a book about coding (computers i think) it said there are 2 types of Hackers. 1 that designs code/make things better (where patches come in) and the second is The ones to Steal/cheat/expliot ways to get make them feel better. Just a random thought about Hackers Smile
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Post by [WoF]GoA.Pun on Sat May 30, 2009 12:20 am

Yes you are exactly right, the good hacker is actually called an ethical hacker and I am certified in that field. The bad hacker is called a noob lol or probably something much worse. Later bud
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