Maybe we'll stick with ducks for a while, for they represent water, and water is all one thinks about on these hot July days.
When we first saw the duck -- in Texas earlier this year -- I was confused, as he looks so similar to the Muscovy ducks we used to have on the farm. In reality, they are a feral duck, and the ones with the whitish heads are usually of the more domesticated stock, while the ones which are black all over, are still in the wild mode. The domestic ones are heavier, and are more stocky. In the wild, they prefer shallow ponds with lots of shade.