Originally Posted by 3LittleBirds
It's cool that the ducks were smart enough to figure that out!
Yes, they had to turn a couple of corners, and when I came back in, there they were, biting the plastic bag, trying to get the seeds!
Originally Posted by wutaweirdo
We leave the back door propped open when we're home (and not sleeping), and we also occasionally throw leftover cat food out the back door on the porch for whoever wants it. We have, on numerous occasions, found a couple of raccoons raiding our dry cat food stash. An opposum once, too. Funny kids they all are.
People around here often have raccoons coming in through their doggy doors.
I fostered an orphaned duck. They need someone to imprint on, or they won't survive. I used to bring him in at night, and sit with him near my neck while I watched TV, to keep him warm like his mama would have, and he would dart his little beak right into my eye, trying to eat my eyelashes! Whenever I blinked, I guess it looked like a moth or something.
You have to take them for walks, so that they learn to follow you, and then one day when they are old enough you take them for a walk to the nearest body of water (we had a lagoon down the street), and off they go. I've seen people with orphaned goslings do that too. Its so sad when its time, but its also a job well done.