|Gosling with ducks ignores Geese|
I hadn't been to the pond to check on the little Gosling in a couple of days and decided today it was time to check on him despite the fact that I had many things to take care of. When I arrived at the pond there was one lone male Mallard on the water and two adult Canada Geese at it's edge on one side. No sign of Mama duck and her brood, or the gosling. I decided immediately to do a walk about the pond to search for them.
|Guarding the Gosling|
|Balanced on both feet|
At this point I must admit that, although I was happy that Mama duck appeared to have adopted this gosling, I was a little concerned about how he would learn Goose behavior being in constant company of ducks. Obviously I need not have worried, since mother nature has sorted everything out. Mama duck was apparently a temporary babysitter. Are these Canada Geese his parents? Or are they adoptive parents who have maybe lost their own little ones? Guess I will never know. Some things just remain mysteries.
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