Uprooted Magnolia

Warden Daisy

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on July 11, 2013

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Daisy the Duck guards the front porch when he’s not terrorizing the chickens or mudding up his pool. He thinks he’s a lot bigger and badder than he really is.  I mean, his name is Daisy for goodness sake. But…his bite does bruise. He lowers his head and waddles with all his might to hunt you down for a taste.
I do not recommend a “pet” duck.

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  1. robertkarolakstudio said, on July 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Ok… I’ll remember that, if I ever decide to have a duck for a pet???
    Wow… the photo of the entrance door is “striking by itself”


  2. jolynnpowers said, on July 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    you may want to get him a girl friend he will spend more time with her then hunting you .. .he will still be very protective of their nest so I hope it would be away from foot traffic… I had 4 ducks and they spent very little time around our home they prefferd to play in thier pool and a ditch in our yard… just an Idea?


    • leahyetter said, on July 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      He does have friends. And they have 3 pools. Unfortunately there is only one female and another male so there isn’t any harmony. She picked the other one as her mate and Daisy is the alpha of the crew. We are just living here and caring for these animals for the summer, these aren’t mine thank goodness. He was given to these folks because he was too mean to the first family he lived with. And as much as I’ve told them they need to balance this out (ex: make duck stew) it seems to go in one ear and out the other. I’ve been on the lookout for another female with no luck. Oh well, we’ll be gone soon and he’ll move on to hunting someone else.


  3. see above said, on July 11, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Pet duck can also become duck dinner.


  4. idiosyncratic eye said, on July 12, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I love it! 🙂


  5. Bethany said, on July 17, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I would agree with the ‘pet duck’ scenario of do not do. I have a male and female, and the male pulls feathers out of my chickens, and chases me, but only when I turn my back. He hasn’t been brave enough to take a bite though, because he’s had feathers kicked out of his behind already. One day soon though, he’s going to be dinner. She would go too if I didn’t love her eggs so…


  6. April said, on February 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    The Devil Duck! That duck has chased me clear around the house! And I’m sure he enjoyed every minute of it as did his owner! 🙂


    • leahyetter said, on February 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      I know April!! I hate to say it but I’m glad I’m not the only one he terrorized! 🙂


      • April said, on February 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

        I think his owner would let him out just too see me run! lol


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