Lamb’s Lake, Burlington NC, Oct ’05
You look out onto the lake. You see no ducks. Yet you want to feed the ducks. Simply go out on to the deck and say “quack!” You don’t even need to sound like a duck. Just the word “quack!” in regular English suffices.
Usually the white ones come first. The big white ones are all named Fred.
Once the Freds start eating, the others will start showing up.
They eat straight from your hand. Sometimes they’ll step on your feet with their webbed, dinosaur-like orange feet with surprisingly long toenails.
Here comes more!
There are 18 ducks altogether. The white ones are Fred, the mallards are the Mallards, the little guys are the Little Guys (except for the really loud one, who is named Goober) and the brown ones are The Brown Ones (except the one with the white ring around his neck, who is named Tuxedo Duck.)