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Molly the Motherly Mallard

May 22, 2010

About a week ago I discovered a female Mallard duck nesting in our front yard under a bush. We’ve become close friends, or at least I’d like to think so, and I’m doing my best to keep her safe and comfortable. She goes by the name of Molly. Molly likes cracked corn, cool water to drink, and long waddles on the beach.

Her due date is around June 10th and I’m quite excited. I’ll keep you all posted on her condition because I know you’re on the edge of your seat like I am. OK, maybe you’re not. I’m just an animal nut and I can’t help but to get excited about this opportunity to watch mother nature in action. Unfortunately, mother nature can be a cold, indifferent and ruthless thing so I’m going to try to help Molly as much as possible. When her chicks are born I’m hopefully going to lead them down to the pond at the end of our subdivision, all the while navigating around the storm drains that could easily swallow up her young.

Molly the Mallard's Eggs

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