i used to have a baby duck i bonded to when i was little sad story short it was taken away from me and let go at a park
Wow, what a lovely story! That sounds very fulfilling, and it is great that they come back each year and you can see their own babies being raised!I hand raised a clutch of wild ducks a few years ago. It was so lovely and inspiring.
I was driving home down my road and saw something on the road, I slowed down and drove past I couldn't believe my eyes there was eight little ducks sitting on the road I reversed up and stopped. I looked around for the mother no sign, So I pick them up and bundled them into my lap, drive home. I took them inside set up a box and started to research what they would eat.
They all survived, they would start to call for me as soon as I came down the stairs in the morning. I taught them how to swim and dive in a paddle pool, I will never forget the first time one of the boys honked at me to come in the door! They came back here each year to mate and raise their own babies on our dam. Lovely