Friday, May 20, 2011
There are not very many things as sad as one duck. The female wood duck died, cause unknown as she was not eaten, and every time I went past the pond there was the male, floating next to her in the middle of the pond. Even though ducks don't have facial expressions and I don't even know if ducks feel grief, he seemed to be floating sadly. We have had several horrendous human tragedies in our small town this past month and seeing this one duck on his own there made me think of the others who have been left on their own and are grieving. After several days the male left, hopefully seeking a new mate.