Mike and I were driving to town when on the opposite side of the road a momma duck and her 4 babies stepped out to cross. I whirled around to watch and prayed that they would make it safely, but no such luck! A big old white pick-up hit the mom and she went flying. Mike turned around and we went back and the babies were off the road and in the grass. When I went to get them, they ran off into the woods. I could hear them but they were effectively hiding. I took Mom off the road and placed her in the grass so the babies wouldn't go out in the road. Then when we got home, I called my critter friend and we back with nets to catch babies. We looked over an hour beating back the brush but no babies :confused3: I think in the time it took us to go back home, the babies must of gone back in the road, and hopefully someone stopped and scooped them up. We did see a black cat nearby, but it looked to skinny and hungry to be the culprit in the vanishing babies mystery. I just pray that someone did manage to catch them, because the odds for their survival out there tonight, are real slim. That truck did not need to hit that family. There was plenty of room to get around her and there was no way the driver couldn't see them unless he was on his cell phone or something! GRRRRRR! Poor mom, she never knew what hit her.
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5/12/01 at 7:17pm