Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Backyard Tails, oops...Tales

Here's a few more things found in our back yard recently.

Indy nearly caught this little guy, and Indy is slow.  My husband is even slower, and had no problem capturing this adorable Mallard duckling. We found the baby wandering around alone peeping for help. We searched the area. No Mama. No siblings. Easy prey.

So we put him (her?) on the back porch and arrangements were made for foster care. The baby is now in another pair of good hands until ready for release.

Sorry I didn't get the Pet Blogger post up yesterday.  Mr. Linky was being stinky and I finally gave up. Today I hope to visit current blogger friends and check out the Blogger Hop list to find a few new ones, too.

Hope your enjoy your day!


Linda O'Connell said...

Awww! Pat you made my day. I am reminded of a little girl who lived across the alley from us when I was a newlywed. She was given a duckling one Easter and it imprinted on her as its mother. That duck followed her everywhere. It was so cute.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Awesome you were able to save that duck! I am soooooooooo jealous of your lilies!

Bandit's Pack said...

Gosh, your flowers are beautiful! And baby ducky is so lucky to have wandered into your yard. I have no doubt you've placed him/her in the very best hands. I had trouble finding the blog hop link, too, so I just left it off my blog.

Lynn said...

Beautiful flowers! When I saw the little duckling it made me sad that the fox in my yard ate the eggs of what would have been ducklings. One year 9 of the 11 eggs made it and there were 9 of those little darlings swimming around for a few days. Then mom and the bunch all left just like that and I hoped nothing got them.

Maggie Mae said...

Beautiful flowers and such a cutie patootie duckie! Thanks for saving hims/hers!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Tammy said...

OH! I agree with Bandit--that is one lucky ducky to have been lost at just the right house!!! And those daylilies just popped out of my computer and almost knocked me over with their beautatiousness!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing all those great pikhs and feathers!


Judy said...

Aw, poor little guy! Glad he's found a (temporary) home and can look forward to a free, full, good life!

Mimi said...

That's the best garden find ever!

I'm so glad that you found him & were able to rescue him.

RYKER said...

Oh, what a cute little duckling! Good thing Indy is slow and Bogey didn't find it.
Your lilies are lovely. My lilies aren't open yet but the iris are! I love summer :)
PS I have been enjoying that book of Poems. Thank you again!

Deborah said...

Awww, I love baby! Have fun and have a great day!

RMKK said...

We had a pet Mallard once. He used to like to fly up on top of our garage to see the view. Your lilies are gorgeous and little ducky is adorable!


Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

Aww those flowers are pretty! We love all the vibrant colours!
That little duckling is just so cute!
Purrs, Keiko, Kenji & Pricilla

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh no, what a shame. Wonder where it's family went. Hope the little sweetie settles well into a new home.

ocmist said...

Beautiful flowers pics! Poor little guy... He/She is truly blessed to have found you before something bad found it! I LOVE Mallards and we've had several. Can't keep them out here, though because of the coyotes. :(

little princess Luna~ said...

OMD--that little duck is super adorable~!! :D


Life With Dogs said...

That is one heck of a find! Love those little ones. ♥

Bunta + Yumi said...

Beautiful flowers and ...
adorable baby duck!!
I'm glad you save his (her?) life.


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Furry pretty flowers you have there. That baby duck is adorable!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Piappies World said...

The flowers are so pretty! Thanks for sharing. It's great to know that the lil duckie has a temporary home. Weeee

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

BECKY said...

Gorgeous flowers! Adorable duckling! So sweet!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

That peach and pink flower is BREATHTAKING! What is it???

Love the ducky. Our local flock has been seen with 3 babies cute!