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Sunday, August 22, 2010

A duck story...

We have Muscovy ducks all outside our grocery store. There is a nearby water source, and they, of course, waddle over for the food. They are a really neat addition to the shopping experience, in my opinion, and we enjoy seeing them and their babies and how they frolick. Well today...


we were walking out of the grocery store and a man said "Those things are the ugliest things ever", and then added, "Even a vulture is better looking"! I laughed at that, I mean who is gonna be offended, the duck??? But about 3 seconds afterward, I felt bad...because I find the ducks to be seriously BEAUTIFUL. I was really sad that he couldn't see that.

Images courtesy of MuscovyDucks.Net

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am sorry to disagree with you. That is one ugly duck.

Cindy said...

Well...as ducks go, there are more handsome ones that don't have all that bumpy red skin. My mom would probably react like the man did. I think nature freaks some people out. You should have seen my mom last year when we were walking and a racoon crossed out path. She screamed and shuddered like it was a giant cockroach.

But I clicked on your link, and there's a bunch of cute videos and stuff. They seem to have quite a personality, those ducks.

Claude said...

well, obviously the guy has never actually seen a vulture... I find vultures to be very interesting, but not so pretty... I wonder if these muscovies are mixed... they don't seem to display the pure-bred coloration...

Lynn said...

Yes, it IS sad when someone cannot see the beauty in these creatures. I love the black and red faces, the texture of the bumpiness of them. The contrast of the green eye, the red and then the white feathers. Oh so beautiful. How pretty was HE this man who said this, who cannot see? LOL I wonder if I would have found his warts as lovely? ;-)

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I like muscovy ducks too. I wouldn't say they're cute or pretty, but they're beautiful in a special sort of way. Unfortunately they leave BIG poops!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Happy Sunday.
I know what you mean about those ducks...the first time I saw them I thought like the man. But you look beyond the difference and their beauty just shines through doesn't it?

I really love their look.
Hope you've had a great weekend!
*hugs*
Judi

Julie said...

I suppose these ducks and all the babies and family members have become our communitys pets in a way! The remind me of "merle" dogs...with that all mixed up crazy look!!! LOL.

Arasu said...

These ducks are interesting to look at. Interesting post and comments!

soulbrush said...

to me ugly can also be beautiful, after all i dolove bulldogs!!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful ducks with us. Just love their webbed feet. : )

Evelyn said...

:) the one on the right looks more like a chicken... Sorry duckie.

messyfish said...

I just read little messyfish the fairytale "the ugly duckling"...but all I can think about is how yum yum chinese style bbq duck is...
I would love to see one in real life before I dare comment though on its beauty or lack of it!!