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NEWS: Mother Duck Hatches Babies at Washington Treasury Department

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posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 11:21 PM
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A Brown Mallard Duck, protected by the secret service and made famous by photo's of her posted all over the world, has given birth to her baby ducklings outside the US treasury department which is just one block from the White House. The duck became Washingtons newest tourist attraction after she made her nest and layed her eggs outside the department's main entrance. In order to protect the mother duck from the growing crowds wanting to take her picture a special cage was designed around her and personal protection placed by the Secret Service Uniform division.
 



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They installed metal guardrails around the nest, which just happened to be in a mulch pile around a tree at the main entrance to the Treasury Department, which is next door to the White House. They extended the protected area as the watching crowds grew in size.

The duck's image appeared in newspapers around the world and she was also featured on a number of national television news programs. Through it all, she stuck to her job of sitting on the eggs, seemingly oblivious to all the activity around her.

The duck, who was given various nicknames by Treasury employees from "Quacks Reform" to "T-Bill" and "Duck Cheney," even became involved in financial events when anti-globalization protesters here for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank staged a demonstration across the street from her nest.


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The Mother Duck became famous through television programs featuring her along with newspapers around the world. Her popularity grew after her spot in the limelight at a demonstration and protest by the Anti-Globalization Movement against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank with such signs as "Save the Children, not Just the Duck".

[edit on 30-4-2005 by Mayet]




posted on May, 1 2005 @ 10:37 AM
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Not really ATS material, however the posting quality was good and like the style so I voted yes.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 11:29 AM
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Of course this is ATS material.. That "duck' is actualy an alien bserver trying to figure out our complex system of forcing people to slave themselves to the Government Tax system while our overlords bleed the Social Security stsyem dry. There is also a connection to Elvis involved here somehow.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 02:09 PM
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Of course this is ATS material.. That "duck' is actualy an alien bserver trying to figure out our complex system of forcing people to slave themselves to the Government Tax system while our overlords bleed the Social Security stsyem dry. There is also a connection to Elvis involved here somehow.


I would not say that too loud now we have millions of ducks on earth and it would not be right to say they are aliens, they might quack you up



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 04:14 PM
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I personally think it's great to see something nice happen in the world instead of all the "Insert Buzzword Here" Insurgents

Mother Duck Moved

She had 11 babies, thats something to be proud of

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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by Mayet
I personally think it's great to see something nice happen in the world instead of all the "Insert Buzzword Here" Insurgents

Mother Duck Moved

She had 11 babies, thats something to be proud of

[edit on 1-5-2005 by Mayet]


We have similar instances every year here only they have given the mother the name of Gerty, she returns year after year and disrupts the freeway each year, yes she even gets police escorts and roadblocks once she is ready to leave the nest just as they did in DC. I doubt it is the same mother, more then likely one of her off spring that remembers where they were born is my guess.



posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:10 AM
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Another illegal alien immigrant.
Shoot Her! Shoot Her!

(joking of course)
glad to see that the cesspit of Washington is still able to support some actually benign life forms.

Washington DC is Not just a nest for political parasites, but for ducks too.
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posted on May, 2 2005 @ 05:33 AM
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I wonder how disappointed Bush was when he found out she wasn't the duck that laid the golden eggs. Boy, they had her all penned in, guards and all, just in case.....he really needs a magical duck or goose, or heck even a pigeon would do, as longs as their eggs are golden!!!

Me, I'd rather have the baby ducks, they're cuter. Although mommy ducks appear to be rather stupid. My friend lives on one of the main highways in town, always alot of traffic passing by. She has a duck that nests right next to her house every year. there's even a driveway a few feet from her nest that people park in....

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posted on May, 4 2005 @ 12:37 AM
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Does anyone know what happened to the ducks? Are all the ducklings still alive and well? Do they have a real home now?



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