All Ducks Go To Heaven........

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage South

Some of those programs about animals and nature are hard for me to watch.  I enjoy them until they have to go and include the part that rips my heart out.......in nature, animals die.  Can't they just leave that part out?  I know they have to die, but I'd rather not watch it.  I was enjoying March of the Penguins, until.....well, if you saw it you know what I'm talking about.  I have the same problem watching Wild Kingdom.  Do you remember The Land Before Time?  I know death is part of life, but I would rather sit through a program like that without going through a box of tissues.

So I didn't take this incident very well either.......

This morning I had to watch it.......the death of a little creature......one that had become a familiar part of my day.  Some of you may have read my post, A Great Way To Start The Day In Helena AL.  In it I have a picture of a duck family....the mama and her six ducklings that I have enjoyed seeing each morning when I walk.  This morning I saw them again, but one was in trouble, struggling in the water while the others looked on.  I could not figure out a way to save the duck and I had that dreadful, helpless feeling.  I couldn't believe this was happening.  When I realized there was nothing I could do and had to accept the inevitable, I wanted to leave and go back home.  I felt my eyes start to tear up, but I kept going, sniffling and wiping my eyes as I continued walking and tried to get over the shock of it.  By the time I got around the lake the other ducks had swam (swum?) to one of their favorite spots on the lake and were enjoying their morning bath, going on with life.  I, on the other hand, was not quite there yet. 

Ann Allen Birmingham Realtor

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BIRMINGHAM AREA REAL ESTATE

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Kathleen Daniels
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I am with you - I love animals and it would have made me feel even sadder to actually see it than to read about it. Animals in nature are nature. They just do what they do seemingly without emotion. I wish I could say the same for myself right now. Undoubtedly that little duckling is in heaven.

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Shannon Gilmore, CRS
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Oh so sad.  I was driving on a new overpass here in Naples and a whole group of young ducklings - about 20 were crossing the road and many were hit.  It was heart wrenching and one in particular was so injured and another stayed by his side.  I was trying to get out of my car and with the traffic  could not ... they were trying to get to a pond.  AWFUL.  We do have a great place called the Nature Conservancy here that tends to a lot of injured birds but still I will never get that picture out of my mind there were little ducklings everywhere .... I can relate:-(

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