Saturday, 11 July 2009

Camera Critters - 'Lady, I Feel Safe By You! '


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Which is what this poor little duck seemed to be saying..

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An idiotic couple, with a pit bull in tow, were thinking it rather funny to set their dog to chasing this little girl.

She was clearly terrified. However, when she spied me sitting on the riverbank, she paddled over, quacking loudly. She then settled down in front of me and started preening her ruffled feathers.

I guess she saw me as a haven of safety.

I was glad to sit and keep her company until the two twits moved off...

People who allow their dogs or kids to terrorise the wildlife and think it funny, really get my ire up.

31 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

What idiots! Great that you were there to give it some comfort.

I played too :)

Snap said...

Poor duck. I'm with you. There is a special place in hell (I hope) for people like that.

Carletta said...

Idiotic twits is a far too respectful term. ;)
It's nice she felt comfortable with you. The river looks like a nice playground for her.

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JC said...

I love ducks !!!
I had a pet duck named Sally. Long story ...

Martha in PA said...

I can't stand when people let their kids or pets scare wildlife like that...

Great photo~


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Deborah Godin said...

Good for you for being her safe place from those rude idiots!! She looks quite relaxed!

koala said...

It's instinct. We visit duck everyday and my dog behaves as long as they are in water. When they're on shore my "No" doesn't stop her.

Janie said...

I'm glad the duck realized you represented safety. She looks relaxed in your company.

Sally in WA said...

My two idiot dogs want to chase the waterfowl on our lake unfortunately. "NO!" doesn't seem to phase them.

I'm glad this little beauty sought refuge in front of you.

twobarkingdogs said...

Some people very very stupid.

Ackworth born said...

I love the concentric rings among the ripples.

Joy said...

I don't blame you. I would've been infuriated.

Sue said...

I don't like when people do that either. Nice shot of her anyway.

Tulip said...

cute little duck ",)

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Manz said...

"People who allow their dogs or kids to terrorise the wildlife and think it funny, really get my ire up." I couldn't say that any better than that!!

It frustrates me to see kids spooking birds for entertainment while the parents sit by happy to not have to keep them occupied!! If you didn't want to "parent" your child... then you souldn't have had kids!

You got me all heated ;)

Good on you for hanging around and allowing this cute one to relax in your company... animals know animals lovers!

Rajesh said...

I agree with you. As long as we leave them undisturbed they are beauty.

Marja said...

Totally agree Poor duck It is so easy to scare somebody weaker

mimi said...

i'm glad she's safe now and she was refreshed.

indicaspecies said...

We need more such posts. I love nature and wildlife.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: That was so nicely told and a neat shot of the duck.

dAwN said...

I agree with you..people should not allow kids or pets to terrorize wildlife and I try to point it out when I see it happening..
glad the duck felt she could be protected by you!

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Grace and Bradley said...

Glade that you have been able to keep the little duck safe. Even an animal can sense who is really kind.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Uncaring and obviously stupid people like that saddens me, but since there are always "two kinds" of people there is hope and you make a difference. Have a nice week in the nature around you!

Jenn Jilks said...

We need to teach people how to treat nature. I wrote a poem about it.
http://myreflectionsmusings.blogspot.com/

storyteller said...

It's sad how some folks seem oblivious to the impact of their actions.
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

They get mine up, too. Next time they irk me, I am going to chase them back. Nothing like a crazy middle-aged lady who doesn't know how to dress chasing you around....I am glad you were there.

Celeste said...

Me too! I am so glad you were there to provide a safe haven :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm so GLAD you were there! Some people are very strange about what they think is funny.

Carla said...

We just watched a Go Diego Go (with my little girls) that addressed this very nature. How lovely you two could share a safe moment. I'm sure it will stay with you forever:)

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