Ducks cannot read!

Ducks swimming

Haiku 127

Swimming unaware

Can’t you read the danger sign?

Effluent waters!


Ducks swimming 2 – No Swimming Sign

Since these ducks cannot read, they swim regardless. I guess it goes hand in hand with their quack having no echo!

Ducks swimming 3

Still, they looked perfectly healthy – and happy!


post script: We met a man while walking round the wine estate and he told us that this little pond had filled up 18 inches with the recent rain. However, you can see that it is still seriously empty, as are all our proper dams.


20 thoughts on “Ducks cannot read!

  1. Tom's Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog

    Poor ducks! Scarlet, our pet Macaw, whom we have been with for well over 30 years, can read. I always, daily, play the bottom educational video (DVD) from a super tall stack (of over 25) for them to watch. When i asked, “I wonder what today’s video is?” Scarlet looked at the stack said, “Rocks.” The title of the video was “Rocks.” πŸ™‚

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Somehow I think even if the ducks could read, they would swim anyway! Why not! We probably would! πŸ€—

    And now, thanks to oldmainer, I’m pondering whether cats do fart, or was there something wrong with each of my cats because they never did! Each of my dogs, however, were so proficient at this bodily function, they could’ve peeled the wallpaper off the walls! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Glad you’re still okay with vodka…..that’ll kill any pesticides lurking around in your food! 😳
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Yes I’m sure the ducks would still swim. πŸ˜€
      And yes, when my dogs got old they would lie in the lounge and quietly back fire! Deadly! πŸ˜€


  3. oldmainer

    You learn something every day. I never thought about not ever hearing a quack echo. I’m glad that now we can move on to other pithy issues. Like ‘do cats fart’? I’ve never heard one have you? Let me know how you make out.:)

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Well apparently ducks’ quacks Do echo – but you don’t usually hear it because of various reasons, such as usually being over water and not by a cliff etc
      As I’m allergic to cats I have never got close enough to test the No Fart theory, but as Ginger pointed out, dogs certainly do!! πŸ˜€


    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha I don’t think “effluent” is part of anyone’s normal vocab, but good to know in case you were thinking of swimming! πŸ˜€


  4. pgraysurvival

    As a hunter and gatherer it does sort of make you think about what you are eating.
    Rabbit and hare, cattle and sheep, birds from the air and water.
    All feeding from unknown sources and drinking what is available.
    Fish from the soup they call rivers that have sewage works along their banks, and the sea with it’s plastics, outfall from rivers, dumping by ships, and radiation from Japan.

    So what about turning vegetarian? A good idea you’d think until you consider what was under the land they or you carefully cultivate then soak in chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and pollution from the air or the water that is used for irrigation.

    Still there is always McDonalds, Kentucky, and all the other fast food outlets.
    A food group all of it’s own. Sourced from mysterious vehicles that travel far and wide to feed the unknowning with the unpalatable.

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      1. pgraysurvival

        Chuckle, I like that.
        The Russian version of therapy is vodka and way better than hours of paying a pot smoking money grabbing shrink.

        With the guys I used to work with it was Slivovitz, Damson plum brandy.

        Only the way the locals made it it was more like rocket fuel and way better than drugs for inducing a good nights sleep.

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