Duck Amazingly Greets Human Friend Everyday After School
They say that dogs are man's best friend, but we think it might be time to consider adding ducks to the list too! When you see this adorable duck waiting at the bus stop for his eight year old best friend to arrive home from school, you will no doubt believe that ducks can be a man's best friend, too!
As the young boy walks towards the patiently awaiting duck, you can see the giant smile on the boy’s face. He kneels down towards the duck, and the happy bird immediately starts quacking his hellos. The duck bows his head and waits to be pat, which the boy does lovingly.
Watch as the duck wags his tail like a dog and gently nibbles at the boy’s pant leg as it wanted to say "Where have you been all day long? I have been standing here waiting for you to come back!" As soon as he gets his loving face from the boy, he turns around and starts leading him up the driveway safely back home.
The boy walks and the duck waddles all the way up the driveway in a routine that they have done together for a long time. Everyday around three o'clock, the duck knows that his best friend will be arriving home from school and boogies down the driveway to where the school bus will be dropping him off. Every day the boy greets the duck with a welcoming pat on the head, and the two make their way back to the farm house for dinner.
This duck is a male Mallard Duck that can be found in North America, Eurasia, North Africa and has recently been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, South Africa and many other areas around the world. Male mallards like this one have bright, shiny green heads and are grey on the wings and belly. Unlike a lot of other species of waterfowl, the Mallard sometimes cause grave concern since they are actually considered an invasive species in some regions. They are a very adaptable species as they can live in most climates.
The Mallard are omnivores and are very flexible in their food choices and can eat a very large variety of food. They typically get their food by pecking around in the water and grazing in fields. They have also been known to each frogs and small fish. There are also some reports from Romania of a flock of Mallards hunting and eating small migratory birds.
Ducks of all species and sizes must deal with a wide diversity of predators such as snakes, raccoons, opossums, skunks, large fish and even turtles. The most dangerous predator to a Mallard Duck is the common fox. It is good that this lucky ducky has found such a safe and caring home to live in with a best friend that obviously loves and him will take care of him.
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