Monday, October 26, 2015

RIP Mr. Ducky

We came home from a trip to town to find Mr. Ducky pulled out of the water and lying deflated on the transition float deck. We'd had a storm, so finding him out of the water wasn't unusual. We can get some heavy winds here on the lake.


We went down and discovered a disconcerting fact, the back of his head looked like something took a big bite out of the plastic. The edges of the "wound" at triangular points. What could have done that? Rubbing against the dock didn't seem like the culprit.

Then we turned him over and there were puncture holes in his plastic bottom. Did something with claws grab him and take a bite out of his head? Poor Mr. Ducky!

We'll never know what really happened. If I had a trail camera, it might have solved the mystery. I bet you can guess what I'm going to ask Santa to put in my stocking.

So, rest in peace Mr. Ducky. We'll miss your sunny face and happy smile. Maybe Santa will bring one of your cousins to swim in our lake. We promise we'll take better care of him. -- Margy

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    1. It was quite a surprise when we got home. - Margy

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  2. Maybe a bird attack, eagle possibly?

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    1. We do have eagles in the area and one did land on our log boom a few years back. - Margy

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  3. Tooth marks? Bears love plastic; they left tooth marks in our lawn chairs and plastic storage boxes in Bella Coola. A bite, a shake or two, and on to the next toy.

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    1. That was our first guess, but it isn't a pleasant thought having a bear come down our stairs and onto the cabin float. If I just had a trail cam I might know, or maybe it's better not. - Margy

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    2. Of course, a bear could have just been swimming along the shore, looking for salmon, and thought he'd like a bit of variety. Not much to worry about; they won't bother you, as long as you keep out of their way. They might play around in your floating garden while you're gone, but they haven't so far, so you're probably good. Raccoons are more of a problem, because they'll come on inside, as you know. :)

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    1. We have one left. Now he's lonely. - Margy

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  5. Poor Ducky, was attack by some critter. Enjoy your day!

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  6. Oh no, poor Mr. Ducky. Hope Santa finds one of his relatives to float by your home.

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    1. I just put in a request and a new Mr. Ducky should be swimming by December 26th. - Margy

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  7. Poor Mr. Ducky - he seemed so happy swimming in the lake. I bet whatever bit him got a surprise - and nothing tasty to eat.

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  8. Aw poor Mr. Ducky. I hope nobody was shooting at him. It is bird season ya know.
    MB

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    1. Never thought about that. Maybe Ms. Ducky better take care. - Margy

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