posted on May, 18 2013 @ 07:05 PM
Ok so literally about 30 minutes ago me and the family were just hanging by the pool enjoying a Sunny Florida evening and saw a mother Muscovy Duck
with a single chick following close by, still in its fuzzy yellow and brown down fuzz. Suddenly the Bitch flew away! Little thing started panicking
running to the nearby other Muscovy Ducks for shelter. I seen this before. After a minute of panicked cuddling they started to get too annoyed and
began to peck at it. Not like shooing him away but literally grabbing it and tossed it away. then as it tried to run they chased it down and continued
their attempt to cannibalize the poor little fellow. Now I was perfectly content watching this Tampa edition of Discovery Channel, but my girlfriend
wants to be all humane and whatnot. I say "baby, this is just the natural order of things. A thousand baby ducks were very likely cannibalized all
over Florida today, its just nature."
She was not feeling that so I am volunteered by the family to play God and intervene. Now she's all like, hey what are you going to do with it, to
which I say "hey, circle of life does bother me, but if you are going to intervene then you have to make it your pet. That's the option I gave her,
pet duck or recycled bio-matter for the fat greedy mafia ducks.
Anyone ever had to do this before, I going to run to Wal-Mart and pick up a heat lamp for the time being. Got him in our laundry basket lined with
plastic, layered with a couple of old shirts, and some outdoor rubbish like leaves, bark, and acorn pieces. Luckily my boy just made a bird nest in a
bowl for his kindergarten project and he is thrilled putting it to use with the moss inside and all.
Any tips on feeding???