Sunday, 27 January 2013

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Little Ducklings...


Little Sweeties...



It has been awhile since I have posted. I went away on holiday, up North, in the direction of sunny weather!!! 
I wanted to post up some pics of the little ducklings that I came across. Unfortunately the circumstances were not so good when I found them. I was heading into town with my Dad, and saw a duck killed on the road, it was horrible, but what made it worse was that there were ducklings still near it. It was a mother duck, who must have been trying to take her ducklings across the road...on a main intersection. The lady driving ahead of us had killed the mother duck by accident. I pulled over, I could not have left the ducklings there. The lady who killed the duck got out of her car as well and followed me to where the ducklings were. They had run away into a nearby paddock so we had to find each of them in the long grass. I ended up holding them in my dress, and Dad took over the driving to take me home to look after them. I got home and just cried. I literally bawled my eyes out because they did not have a mother. I ended up making a little nest for them with some soft jerseys and tea towels. For awhile there, they did not look good. One was limping, and the others seemed lifeless. I just kept watching them, and kept them in the en suite during the night. They were not eating, and hardly drinking. The next day however was a complete change.I began hand feeding them, and set up a small dish for them to swim in. They were perfect. After three days with them, I had to leave as I had flights booked. I left them in the capable hands of my mum and dad. Within a few weeks, they were ready to leave their home. They were taken to a private pond on a farmers property. Thankfully everything turned out ok, and I was so happy that I was able to help them. They were adorable!!!!