Papa Pea was upstairs in his office
Even the adult geese are curious but pull in their necks when he whizzes by them.
Good grief! How the heck did this little duckling get out of the chicken house? He would have had to jump up at least 8" onto and negotiate two separate ramps from where he was hatched yesterday to make his way out-of-doors.
Having done so, the little
So what choice did we have but to put on rain gear, find the fishing net and go out to rescue him. Of course, once in the poultry yard, we couldn't immediately spot him. Papa Pea was (fearfully) scanning the pond when I saw him under some evergreen trees.
Once caught (and it wasn't easy as the little bugger is fast) he looked no worse for wear. He wasn't even wet!
As soon as he was put back in the chicken house, he scooted under his mama and is probably taking a long nap right now.
I was hoping to get a picture of some more of the little critters but no one was cooperating in the least bit. How can she possibly have a dozen (or so) little hatchlings under there?