quick note- it's late and I've sat on this feeling all day. Why are people such jerks to nature? I watched a momma duck and her 6 or so ducklings try to cross the street this morning. Off momma duck hopped from the curb- off hopped her ducklings.- zoom! drove by some jerk in a truck. One guy actually stopped only to honk at the ducks. The baby ducks couldn't hop back up on the curb easily. Poor family. I watched this for at least 15 minutes. The momma duck took her babies back into the parking lot. She had been trying to get to the nice park with the lake.
Animal control is not working weekends. I couldn't think of ducknapping them and dropping them off at the park. I just hope some kind soul stopped FOR THAT WHOLE SIXTY SECONDS that it might take momma duck to get her brood across the street.
Heaven forbid we slow down or stop for sixty seconds though- we might miss something.