Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ducklings in a Teacup OMG!

These ducklings were rescued by an "alert canoeist" and now they're being nursed back to health in a teacup! Talk about Cute Overload!

(Thanks Brian H.)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Knut Chasing Ducks and Squirrels

Knut, the adorable polar bear from Berlin is chasing ducks and squirrels. Oh my!

From Spiegel Online:

Knut, Berlin Zoo's fast-growing star polar bear cub, isn't just biting his keeper, he has also been chasing ducks and squirrels and taking a disturbing interest in some of the zoo's cranes.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Three Dogs and Three Ducks: BFFs!!

Aw. It's funny when animals can't tell each other apart. These three ducks on Nickel-O Farms in West Nyack have adopted three golden retrievers. They go swimming together and follow each other around all day. Amazing.

"The ducks think the dogs are their moms," said Lisa Owen, owner of Nickel-O, a horse farm and petting zoo on Strawtown Road. "They think they have three moms. They think they are very lucky."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Review of Ultimate Duck Hunting

From James Allen's review:

Ultimate Duck Hunting simulates all of the heart-pounding action of sitting in a swamp waiting for birds to pass by. This way, you don’t have to get wet, own a dog, or kill real birds.

You even train your own dog to retrieve the ducks you shoot. Wow. More about Ultimate Duck Hunting.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Duck du Papier Mache

This Magpie made a duck out of papier mache! (And led me to the ten CommandDUCKS!)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Ten CommanDUCKS

No separation of church and duck here.

My favorites:

1. I am the Lord thy DUCK. Thou shalt have no other DUCKS before me.

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery…with a DUCK.

Waddle over to mothergoosemouse for the rest.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Duck Duck Goose: Afghanistan Style

I was lead to Jolene's blog Give a Family Tree a Shake and...A few Nuts fall out. She is a proud mother of a young soldier in Afghanistan. She had the idea to send her son Chad a rubber ducky to remind him of the Duck Duck Goose game. You know~ don't be the goose running around, duck down! I am wondering how many ducks we could get to his company to remind them all that being a duck is not such a bad plan, and how much we support our troops. Andi is doing the very same thing.

I love it! Via: whistlestopcooking

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ginormous Duck and Someone's Kid

Via: This woman's blog

Apparently she had a bad day shopping with her mother-in-law, and this is what her daughter got out of it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Looney Tunes Duck Amuck: Daffy Duck X2

Duck Amuck! Cool promo video. Game slated for release in September.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wood Ducks

Surprisingly, these ducks are not made of wood. A few facts:

Wood ducks have the broadest wings and largest eyes of wild ducks. Their broad wings and long tails help them fly through trees and branches. (STEVEN LANE/The Columbian)

This article profiles a duck enthusiast who has built 17 wood duck nesting boxes on his property. Ironically, his father was a duck hunter.

More about these beautiful ducks (and man!) on www.columbian.com

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Duck Who Wanted to be Bigger than an Elephant

One giant duck in France. Two links: sfgate and neatorama. He's part of the Loire Estuary 2007 installation in Loire, France. Created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, this 105-foot-tall, 85-foot-wide "Rubber Duck" (actually made of metal) floats along wherever the river takes him. The installation will run through September 1st.

More Jokes to Quack You Up

Three ducks walk into a bar. . .

“Say, what’s your name?” the bartender asked the first duck.

“Huey,” was the reply.

“How’s your day been, Huey?”

“Great. Lovely day. Had a ball. Been in and out of puddles all day. What else could a duck want?” said Huey.

“Oh. That’s nice,” said the bartender. He turned to the second duck, “Hi, and what’s your name?”

“Dewey,” came the answer from duck number two.

“So how’s your day been, Dewey! ?” he asked.

“Great. Lovely day. I’ve had a ball too. Been in and out of puddles all day myself. What else could a duck want?”

The bartender turned to the third duck and said, “So, you must be Louie?”

Get the punchline (and more duck pics) on leaveitatthebeep.com

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ducks on a Wave

the other day i was down at lake harriet and it was super windy and this group of maybe 10 little baby ducks were crashing up against the shore. the momma duck was right there, too, paddling around in the high waves looking confused and maybe a little desperate. literally 25 people gathered round to help. i watched on and off for maybe 30 minutes as the mob shuffled slowly down the shore, shouting words of encouragement and ferrying the ducklings back to the water when a wave would wash them onto shore. it was a crazy scene. there's a thesis-worthy social commentary in there somewhere.

Via: doodledee

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Duck Joke

What do ducks and dollars have in common?

They've both got bills! (Bwahahahaha) Quack.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Feeding the Ducks

Feeding ducks? Good. Killing them? Bad. Via: Flickr

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A Duck Eulogy

Wherever Good Ducks Go…

“Aflac,” the neighborhood duck, died sometime this morning. He was between 11 and 14 years old. He had been looking sickly for about 6 weeks, but the trouble really began two weeks ago. We came home one day and noticed that he had a large wound on his left hindquarter, near his tail. It looked like a puncture wound, as if he had either been poked by a stick while swimming in the pond or been pecked by one of the crows that always crowded around when we fed him. The wound was nasty looking - bright orange with stuff oozing out of it. It must have hurt like the dickens because “Aflac” kept scratching at it with his beak. In the last week or so the wound became black, probably scabbed over, and looked even worse. Saturday, he was sitting in an unusual spot down at the far side of the pond. We were hoping he was there because it was a shady place on a hot day. Yesterday, we had to look really hard to find him, eventually we thought we saw him sleeping in the backyard of our landlord’s brother’s place. This morning, he was at the edge of the pond with his head in the water. He probably made it down from the yard to get something to drink before he passed on to wherever good ducks go. We will miss the little guy.

Via: loebrich.org

Monday, July 9, 2007

Giraffe Duck

It's duck--a giraffe--a duck--a giraffe??? (Its neck should be longer.)

Friday, July 6, 2007

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Weird Al Wants a New Duck

I want a new duck
One that won't try to bite
One that won't chew a hole in my socks
One that won't quack all night
I want a new duck
One with big webbed feet
One that knows how to wash my car
And keep his room real neat
One that won't raid the ice box
One that'll stay in shape
One that's never gonna try to migrate or escape
Or I'll tie him up with duck tape
I want a new duck
A mallard I think
One that won't make a mess of my house
Or build a nest in the bathroom sink
I want a new duck
One that won't steal my beer
One that won't stick his bill in my mail
One that knows the duck stops here
One that won't drive me crazy waddling all around
One who'll teach me how to swim and help me not to drown
And show me how to get down
How to get down baby
Get it?*************
*********** ***
I want a new duck
Not a swan or a goose
Just a drake I can dress real cute
Think I'm gonna name him Bruce
I want a new duck
Not a quail or an owl
One that won't molt to much
One that won't smell too fowl
One that won't beg for breadcrumbs
Hangin' around all day
He'd better mind his manners
Better do just what I say
Or he's gonna be duck patte, duck patte, yah, yah
*********** (*** ** **)***********[lots of quacking sounds]

Oh, Weird Al! I knew I could count on you.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ducks at the Lab

They just like to hang out by the medical lab--they're not being tested on. Yay! No more duck violence please.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ducks at Walmart

Apparently the duckies like enjoy low prices and one-stop shopping. (and unfair labor practices-woo!)

Monday, July 2, 2007

More Duck Violence

Seriously, what is going on? Now some idiot teenager is intentionally running over ducks! (Kids these days) :)

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