…taking a bath. What, like you’ve never seen this before?
Your cute little yellow bod gettin’ all toasty in the sun- your hoomin providing the requisite scritches….and BOOM. Gone. No, wait! You’re back!
Totes Adorbs. “I photographed these at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek, CA.” says Anders B.
[Back! Back I say! Get BACK!]
Wobbles when she is ONline:
And…….when she’s OFFline.
“She hatched just two weeks ago, and this video is taken when shes just a day old. She likes to sleep in my hair…then tries to eat it when she wakes up.” -Amelia B.
You’ve been asking for MORE MORE MORE Bebeh Ducksters! OK then, you asked, and we delivered! (Well, Nichola B. was the one who delivered.)
“Hiya! I’m attaching some pics of our newly hatched ducklings.”
“The oldest is four days old and his name is Petyr, Master Of The Quack and Head of House Peep Peep! He’s sassy.”
“The youngest is the little dark fellow with the banged up up bill (he had a hard time getting out of his shell) -his name is Bene.”
(and check out this Duckster Video from RocketNews24!)
Second Canadian rescue today, eh? Let’s summarize. Five lil’ goslings came online Wednesday and were stuck on top of an elevator shaft in Edmonton.
Fire rescue was summoned, and they helped get ‘em to safety. Quoting Global News: “‘Everything went off without a hitch,’ said Capt. Greg Holubowich with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.”
From Andrew Y., who has exhausted all of Japan’s Cute and is now moving on to Canada.
UPDATED! UPDATED! UPDATED!
In a somewhat related video- see how the fine police officers of Eau Claire, Wisconsin help this duckster family to safety! From T.O.
Oops! Looks like they swam the wrong way.
The kindness of strangers rescued the pack.
And all eleven ducks said, “Quack, quack, quack.”
“Eleven ducklings trapped in a storm drain are alive and well thanks to two alert Mount Vernon residents and a resourceful crew with the city’s fire department! “Thanks to their diligence and selflessness, an entire family of ducklings was saved from nearly certain peril,” said Jeff Brown with Skagit County Washington Search and Rescue.
Rest of the story over at KOMO News. Thank you to Susan H., who says, “Hi! Here’s a great story about 11 ducklings rescued by the Mt. Vernon (WA) fire department. More candidates for the Men of CO calendar, methinks!! P.S. I love that they blocked the entire lane for the rescue!”
[More ducks today? Yes. It’s DUCK-tastic! It’s the way we roll! -Ed.]
I swear this may be the cutest video that C.O. has ever posted.
It just…might be.
FRANKLIN FAVE FRAME™: Left a little something (@ :29) by the Command key, did we? Well, that’s what the Genius Bar™ is for.
“Franklin the special needs call duckling enjoying a life of luxury.” -Kaitlyn H.
3:25pm PT: Kaitlyn UPDATE!
“He has what I call a “wonky” bill, that I noticed when he was a few days old. His bottom bill is developing normally, but the top one is kind of bent and stunted, giving him an underbite. You can really see it in the last clip on the video, and it’s hard to see unless you look at him straight on. He was also the only duckling from his clutch to hatch, and he needed to be assisted (common with the breed.) So, he’s my little buddy :). I’m currently looking for one or two call ducklings in the area so that he can have more duck friends, but they’re pretty hard to find.”
4:14pm PT: Vanessa UPDATE!
Vanessa wants the Franklin song. OK then. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac.)
“Franklin the Duckling”
It seems a mama duck decided to hoist herself up onto a large flower pot by the science library on the Brown University campus in Providence, RI. (Time to download some kids.) Wednesday, they hatched! Of course, they have their own FB page…and U can read more at the Providence Journal. (Or “ProJo” in the local vernacular.)
Featured image by Brown U. Photography. Video and other photos by Mary Murphy/Providence Journal. Submitted by Katherine G. and Annalise M.