Friday Photo: 9 November

November 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am by Chthoniid

One of the best signs it is late Spring around here.

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Then it’s back to the world of coffee and alligators…

18 Responses to “Friday Photo: 9 November”

  1. thedavincimode (8,131 comments) says:

    Hopeless. Can’t even see the feet and its arse feathers are out of focus.

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  2. RRM (12,583 comments) says:

    Awwww <3

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  3. RRM (12,583 comments) says:

    In my youth I once drove around a corner in the country a bit fast, and wiped out the rear half a mother duck’s family of little babies that had been crossing the road.

    It was just the worst thing… I felt the deaths of each of those poor innocent little ducklings through the steering wheel. I love driving but for a while after that I didn’t take the car out much…

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  4. thedavincimode (8,131 comments) says:

    Baby killer. And you call yourself a lefty. Pfft.

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  5. Shunda barunda (4,191 comments) says:

    Well RRM, we live near a delightful neighborhood boy that takes great pleasure in killing them deliberately, so there are worse than you around.

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  6. DavidR (102 comments) says:

    thedavincimode, would you please stop channelling Red.

    btw – did the duck fart? (bubbles)

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  7. Elaycee (4,538 comments) says:

    Ahhh, a mallard duckling. Excellent pikkie, Chthoniid. 🙂

    Its a pity there is a rogue element in the mallard gene pool. In extreme cases, I hear they grow up to be rather nasty, petulant creatures that chase the ducks that are born with the alternate plumage.

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  8. Fletch (9,023 comments) says:

    Awww, very cute 🙂

    re: crocodiles, I thought you might appreciate this laugh – LINK

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  9. beautox (500 comments) says:

    This is a joke, right? Farrar’s pics are better than this..

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  10. Redbaiter (11,656 comments) says:

    http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Beginner_s_Guide_to_Nature_Photography.html?id=irIEvXBpsS0C&redir_esc=y

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  11. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    Super cute 🙂

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  12. Pete George (24,828 comments) says:

    ^
    http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Beginner_s_Guide_to_Birth_Certificates.html

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  13. dime (13,021 comments) says:

    RRM – I took out a duckling about 3 weeks ago. On my way to work. I felt like just going home. Was not a happy Dime.

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  14. Chthoniid (2,064 comments) says:

    @RRM

    that’s tough- it’s always more wrenching killing juvenile animals.

    @Shunda barunda

    Eek, that’s horrible. It doesn’t sound like a well-adjusted kid

    @DavidR

    The bubbles are just gases coming up from the decomposition at the bottom of the lake. There were far more bubbles about than could be explained by tiny ducklings 🙂

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  15. Chthoniid (2,064 comments) says:

    @Fletch

    ha- awesome!
    I’ve seen them do that up in Papua New Guinea. It’s oddly fascinating, almost out of character for such predators.

    @Todd Sisson

    Thanks- perhaps compensation for the Hexatheles-spider pic I posted earlier 🙂

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  16. Chthoniid (2,064 comments) says:

    @Elaycee

    well, I was actually photographing Australian coots but the duck with her 3 ducklings appeared and I couldn’t resist switching subjects… 🙂

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  17. RRM (12,583 comments) says:

    Like Wedbaiter off a duck’s back 😛

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  18. Shunda barunda (4,191 comments) says:

    Ahhh, a mallard duckling. Excellent pikkie, Chthoniid.

    Its a pity there is a rogue element in the mallard gene pool. In extreme cases, I hear they grow up to be rather nasty, petulant creatures…

    I believe that is called ‘Trevor Mallard syndrome’ 😀

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