Here's a trivia question. What state has the most shore line?
California? Hawaii? Nope.
Yes, really. They call us the land of 10,000 lakes but the count is closer to 15,000 lakes. Then there are rivers and streams galore.
There is also an ordinance in the city of Minneapolis that states there must be a city park within 6 blocks of any house. This ordinance has been adopted by neighboring cities as well allowing for a lot of green space within our massive city.
All this water and green space attracts wildlife so it's not uncommon to see more than just the urban squirrel or bunny or raccoon.
Last week my brother had a deer snacking on something in his back yard.
A few years ago we almost hit a red fox while driving through our neighborhood.
Later that same summer I had to quickly change course on my bike when I saw a badger drinking from the creek.
Those all make for good stories.
So I was not shocked when I looked out the front window and saw a little duck family hanging out in the yard.
I was, however, amused to see how Pete reacted.
The Mallard turns and sees Pete and says "QUACK" - Abort! Abort!! Pete blots back to the front steps.
Baby. Couldn't even approach two ducks.
I guess he should stick to stalking the bees in the bathroom. They don't quack at him.