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Caught a quacker by XD-385 Caught a quacker by XD-385
Thought I should share this photo. The funny thing about the pond at the south entrance to the St. Louis Zoo is that if you know where and how to do it, you can catch any unsuspecting ducklings that wander near the edge of the pond. However, you have to be quick and precise to prevent them from getting away, but while not harming them either.

There were a few young kids nearby when I caught this little cutie, so I let them pet him. Such a soft little duck. Unfortunately, he couldn't understand that I meant no harm and squirmed around quite a bit. And as you can see, there's mama in the background. When I tried to put the little guy back in the pond, she splashed me a bit.
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risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Once I had a particularly hungry duckling sit in one hand which I was holding at ground-level while I fed it with the other hand. He was cool as a cucumber but his mother about had the duck equivalent of a heart attack.
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Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Nine-Tailed-Fool Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
lol, when I was a little kid I tried to catch them, I never even came close xD
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GlitchSamo21 Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I caught a baby chicken at farm that all other kids failed to trap it. I used right timing to get him. He's quite large than duck you hold, so I used my both hands to get him.
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AshKetchum998 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student General Artist
aw i remebr my ducklings 4 of them looked liek that thats ababy mallrd duckling
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Student Writer
I know. The mama's a mallard.
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AshKetchum998 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student General Artist
itsa so cute ^^
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Ambergurl7 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
awwwwwwww
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BigHailFan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I can catch lizzards. Whenever I'm in Florida, I can catch anole lizzards with my bare hands. It's very easy. Nice job catching the duck. :)
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Writer
Me too. Took a little work, but they do make charming pets. I even saved one once.
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BigHailFan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
nice. :)
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Nijihamu-can Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student
Awwww, what a cute little Duckie~! :3
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NegaNeon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Digital Artist
eeeee!:heart:~
It's such a cute little duckie!~
daaaw lucky Q.Q I always wanted to hold a baby duckie:heart:
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GreenSonic21 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Writer
Aw, that's cute. Brings to mind one time my mom and I were at a miniature golf course and we saw a mama duck and her newly hatched babies.
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Freakster00f Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Easy with the small fry
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Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Something tells me that it was thinking, ":ohnoes:AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I'M GONNA DIIIIIEEEE!!!!!!" when you were holding it.
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XD-385 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Writer
A shame that it didn't understand. That's what happens when they stay away from you.
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Ultimate-Zelda-fan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Very true.
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ShadowLegionnaire Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Student Writer
:aww:
My dad once caught a pigeon this way >:3
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cameronjc Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
That is cute
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
squeezy ducks :D
like those bath toyz
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deathsonic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
so cute^^

I remember when the family would go out to the pond and feed them
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Goldenhalo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Ducks. ;D

I used to always like to feed these guys.
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Kurosaki55 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
lol awsome
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