WARNING: If you have an inordinate fear of geese or waterfowl, stop reading and seek help immediately!
A few days ago I blogged about picking up my parents' geese as a party trick in my post: SECRET CHICKENS.
This morning I hand-fed the wild Canada geese and ugly ducks at Ft. McClellan after my Water Works classes were done. Don't ask me why I get so much satisfaction from feeding waterfowl. I just do. I find it EXTREMELY satisfying, especially when a wild bird will take a chance on me and eat right out of my hand.
I sat in the parking lot with a loaf of cheap bread and the ducks and geese came running when they saw me. Some of the ducks are the ugliest birds I think I've ever seen. Poor things have been hit with an ugly stick. I have no idea what kind they are--if you know, please tell me--they have weird, red, rubbery growths on their heads (some more than others) and they look like a mix of mallard, white duck, and some bizarre Frankenstein duck. But they like bread. A lot.
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DISCLAIMER: No geese or ducks were picked up or harmed in today's blog, only shot with a camera.