I’m sure that’s what this mother duck thought before her baby went on over, but nature can be funny like that sometimes.
Ducks are one of the most popular species among waterfowl enthusiasts. They are migratory birds that follow the fair weather, and depending on the species, they can all look very different with males being the prettier version of each species. They use their colorful feathers to attract females and mate.
These are the classics, mallards. The males have nice bright green heads, while the females are a variety of browns and not nearly as pretty, both are popular among hunters. Mallards can have up to 13 eggs at once. This is a lot of young for the birds to look after.
The mother duck provides protection and guidance to her chicks until they are able to survive on their own. The babies are often seen following close behind their mom. This mother duck was out on the water showing her fresh babies the new world they live in. They quickly got a lesson…
They are seen swimming across a river. The come near a dam and one of them gets caught up in the stronger current. The group watches as the duckling struggles then tumbles down over the dam.
The mother duck hilariously seems rattled it happened but quickly springs into action. And rather than going around to try retrieve her ducking, she leads all of them down over the dam to rescue the lone duck.
Man Runs For His Life As A Moose Chases Him Down On The Golf Course
What do you yell when a moose is about to hit someone on the golf course?
That’s a question I never want to have to answer, but golf courses are a reasonable spot to see one.
Moose are the largest species of deer in the world. Bulls can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and stand up to 7 feet tall at the shoulder. Cows are smaller, weighing up to 1,000 pounds and standing about 5 feet tall at the shoulder.
Moose are herbivores and their diet consists mainly of leaves, bark, and twigs from trees and shrubs. They are also known to feed on aquatic plants and have been observed diving into lakes and ponds to reach submerged vegetation.
Moose are known to venture into populated areas, including golf courses and neighborhoods, in search of food or suitable habitats. Urban areas provide easy travel routes and sometimes less competition and pressure. Golf courses are particularly attractive to moose, the grass and shrubs provide a plentiful food source along with the many ponds on the courses.
They generally stay away from people but are one of the most dangerous animals due to their massive size. Moose will attack if they feel threatened and are easily confused because of their poor eyesight.
This moose is seen trying to square up with a man who just wants to hit his ball. The man tries to stay away but the moose wants to chase him down.
Eventually, the moose comes at him and the man takes of running towards his friend, who shouts at the young bull and gets it to move along.
Canoers Use Oar To Pry A Snapping Turtle Off Of A Duck
I can’t imagine that feels good.
Just a little duck leg with snapping turtle hanging off.
Snapping turtles are a type of freshwater turtle that are found throughout North America. They are known far and wide for their jaw power, being able to deliver a strong and sometimes harmful bite.
Their jaws are capable of crushing bone and tearing through flesh. They have been known to take off fingers. Their mouths have sharp, pointed beaks that they use to grab and hold onto prey. They are able to dig right in, making it difficult for prey to break free.
Snapping turtles are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and animals. Their diet includes fish, frogs, snakes, insects, crayfish, and even small mammals like mice and muskrats. They are opportunistic hunters though and have been known to try just about anything they think they can eat.
This turtle clearly thought that duck was on the menu on this day.
These two canoers were headed down a river in Manitoba when they came across a turtle latched onto a duck. The snapping turtle was attached to its leg and pulling for all it could as the duck tries to escape.
The turtle pulls and pulls as the duck struggles. The couple decided to help out and lodge a paddle into the turtle’s mouth and pry it open off of the duck’s foot. The duck flies off to its freedom.
A wildlife biologist then talks about how rare this is to witness.
This is why we all go out there. You never know what you will see in nature.
Woman Tries To Feed Decoy Ducks, Snaps When She Realizes They’re Fake
On this planet, you have stupid people, and ya have dumb people.
This woman may be both…
A couple of buddies were out duck hunting, and set out a number of decoy ducks to help draw in the live ducks.
However, their hunt was briefly disrupted by this granny who decided to walk out to the shore and feed the ducks some bread.
I know, I know, you’re probably thinking that she’s just a cute little clueless grandma who just wanted to feed the ducks… and you’d be sorta right.
She is a clueless granny…
So when the hunters politely tell the woman that the ducks aren’t real, and not to feed them in a designated hunting area, she goes full blown Karen on them, calling them murders who should get their ducks at “Wegmans,” like the ducks at the grocery store just magically appeared on the shelf.
Probably both pissed off and a bit embarrassed for not realizing that the ducks were decoys, she storms off and the boys, along with their trusty hunting pup, go back to work.
Illinois Duck Hunters Share Video Of Tornado Coming Straight For The Blind
When the duck hunters become the “sitting ducks” themselves…
It’s no secret that storms seem to be rising in the lately. Whether it’s devastating tornadoes, destructive hurricanes, storms, droughts, wildfires… Mother Nature just seems to be angry.
And while there are always crazy videos from any storm, I don’t think I’ve seen one like this.
A few years back, a group of Illinois duck hunters got a front-row seat to a tornado near Havana, Illinois.
According to NBC 25 News, Jace Pedigo and his friends were out hunting in Fulton County when a large tornado popped up behind them.
The friends even joked that they wouldn’t mind seeing one:
“Earlier in the day when the tornado watch was actually issued I kinda said to the guys, I’m like, ‘I would like to see a tornado I have never seen one in person'”
He quickly changed his tune:
“Remember when I said I wouldn’t mind seeing a tornado? This is not what I had in mind.”
Needles to say, it came upon them quickly, but they didn’t really have many options.
Plus, the photo and video were epic:
“It happened fast it went from a flat bottom cloud to a twister in a minute and a half… might not have been the smartest thing but I was gonna stick her out unless… yeah, I was going to stick her out.”