We have a duck problem, or should that be a problem duck.
Bubble (the brown one) was always the most affectionate of the pair. Even as a little fluff ball he was the one that would snuggle up to you, and when he grew up and moved outside he’d still come over to say hello and have a pat and a chat. Squeak (the white one) is tame but more timid.
So all was good in the land of the pickle-ducks until a few weeks ago when Bubble’s gentle, friendly, hello, nibbles became hard, ouchy, hello, bites! These days no one can go into the veggie garden without him waddling madly towards them to try and nibble at their clothes, feet, legs… and don’t even try to bend down to pull out a weed or you’ll be sorry. He’s biting so hard he’s leaving massive bruises and occasionally drawing blood – which is a mean feat for a rounded ducky beak!
So now we are wondering what to do about Bubble the Mad Duck.
There have been some suggestions that we should take him along to the local Chinese restaurant and offer him up with a ‘please cook this’. They do a mean crispy fried spicy duck that we all love! But I don’t think any of us are ready for anything quite that drastic…yet.
As it turned out, we are almost 100% sure both ducks are boys. The books said two boys together would be ok as long as there were no girl ducks, but I don’t think it’s working out for Bubble and Squeak. I think Bubble’s over enthusiasm is just a longing for love, and it seems that Squeak just doesn’t quack that way.
I think Bubble needs a girlfriend.
So that leaves us wondering a) would anyone like to swap a boy duck for a girl duck and b) Do we keep bubble and hope he settles down when he finds true love or trade him in for a girlfriend for the more quiet squeak?
Any duck experts out there want to offer some suggestions?… or recipes?