if it walks like a duck…

On our way home from church today, we saw one of these on the side of the road. Apparently someone’s Muscovy duck had gotten out. I recognized it immediately, because Muscovy or Mute ducks are unique in their ugliness. I also recognized it because we had some when I was seven.

They got out of their pen and we chased them until they finally quacked–even though they are supposed to be mute. Plus, our blue heeler chased them too. Later on he would eat those ducks (and most of our chickens…and rabbits), but on that day, he helped us provide them with inspiration for their previously unused vocal cords. If ducks even have vocal cords…

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