Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck

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. 

As you can see, in the world of ducks, this poor guy is kind of ugly, although he doesn't know that, and from a duck's perspective, he is probably considered beautiful. 

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.

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