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  • LA Kings, Ducks To Meet In Playoffs For 1st Time

    05/02/2014 7:06:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    AP) ^ | May 1, 2014 8:52 PM
    “People have been waiting a long time for this,” said Ducks forward Emerson Etem, who grew up rooting for the Kings in his native Long Beach. “It’s huge for the game down here.” And it’s huge for the Los Angeles sports scene, which has never experienced a matchup quite like the series that begins in Orange County on Saturday night. The Lakers and the Clippers have never met in the NBA postseason. The Dodgers and the Angels have never reached the World Series together. The Rams and the Raiders never reached the Super Bowl at the same time when they...
  • Happy Easter: Worker Sends 1,000 Ducklings to Boss’s Home in Wages Dispute

    04/19/2014 6:20:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 19 Apr 2014
    A disgruntled worker hatched an unusual revenge plot against his former boss when he sent more than 1,000 baby ducks to his home. Builder Chiu Xiang arranged for the 1,130 live ducklings to be dropped in the home of his employer, Hung Bin, in a dispute over wages. The 60-year-old, who worked for Bin for three years, said he was owed £300 in unpaid wages after quitting his job in China’s Sichuan province last year, according to the Shanghaiist. ‘It was all he deserved,’ he said. ‘I hope the ducks drove him quackers.’ Xiang organised for a contact who runs...
  • Ducklings Rescued From Oregon City Storm Drain

    04/19/2014 4:33:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    kgw ^ | April 18, 2014 | Jeff Thompson
    Firefighters rescued two ducklings from an Oregon City storm drain Friday, officials said. A couple near Beavercreek Road and Highway 213 saw the ducklings struggling to follow their mother up a curb when they fell into the drain, said Jed Wachlin of Clackamas Fire District No. 1. The couple called the non-emergency line and a fire engine from Station 16 was dispatched about 9:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly found the ducklings and pulled them out safely, using "the simple compassion and care located in every Clackamas tool box," Wachlin said.
  • Hoarded Ducks See Water For The First Time

    These ducks rescued in a hoarding case had never swam in the wet stuff before, so when they were led to their first pond, all didn't go quite as planned.
  • Ducks Triumph at Dodger Stadium as Volleyballs and Frisbees Fly

    01/26/2014 11:27:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Karen Crouse
    ...The temperature at the start of the history-making game at Dodger Stadium between the Kings and the visiting Anaheim Ducks, rivals separated by 31 miles of interstate, was 61 degrees with a slight breeze. The balmy weather notwithstanding, it was easy to get the chills during the first regular-season outdoor hockey game in California, won by the Ducks in a 3-0 shutout. ... By the time the game started, the crowd of 54,099 was in full roar, with “Go Kings Go” cries followed by chants of “Beat L.A.” ...
  • 2014 COORS LIGHT STADIUM SERIES

    01/25/2014 9:28:31 AM PST · by airborne · 29 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 1/25/14 | Various
    Anaheim Ducks vs. LA Kings @ Dodger Stadium - Saturday Jan. 25 @ 9:30 PM (Eastern) on NBCSN NY Rangers vs. NJ Devils @ Yankee Stadium - Sunday Jan. 26 @ 12:30 PM (Eastern) on NBC NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders @ Yankee Stadium - Wednesday Jan. 29 @ 7:30 PM (Eastern) on NBCSN
  • Hockey, Dodger Stadium, Wayne Gretzky, Vin Scully—how Great is that?

    01/13/2014 2:30:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2014 | Helene Elliott
    Wayne Gretzky will end his four-year separation from the NHL to take part in Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium. Vinny will be there too. Perfect.
  • HIT & RUN: Dem Lawmaker Plows Over Hotel Ducks

    12/30/2013 8:42:00 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Where’s PETA? Police are investigating Democratic State Rep. David Campbell after he plowed over a number of ducks on the road at the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The Union Leader reported: Police are investigating the death of a number of ducks allegedly hit by a vehicle operated by one of the city’s state representatives. State Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, reportedly ran over the ducks at a speed of about 15 mph in the driveway of the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The incident is said to have occurred on Monday, Dec. 23, The Telegraph of Nashua reported Sunday. Campbell...
  • UPDATE: Lawmaker issues apology about driving over ducks

    12/30/2013 7:35:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 12-30-13 | Staff
    NASHUA ­— Police are investigating the death of a number of ducks allegedly hit by a vehicle operated by one of the city's state representatives. State Rep. David Campbell, D-Nashua, reportedly ran over the ducks at a speed of about 15 mph in the driveway of the Crowne Royal Hotel in Nashua. The incident is said to have occurred on Monday, Dec. 23, The Telegraph of Nashua reported Sunday. Campbell issued an apology Sunday evening, received by the New Hampshire Union Leader Monday morning, explaining the incident. A hotel guest told police that on arriving at the hotel by shuttle...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson breaks his silence...

    12/22/2013 9:15:44 PM PST · by madison10 · 48 replies
    Mail Online ^ | December 22, 2013 | Will Payne
    Phil Robertson has spoken out for the first time since his homophobic comments in a magazine interview went public and refused to go back on his controversial remarks, saying: ‘I will not give or back off from my path.’ The Duck Dynasty patriarch led a small Bible study group in his home town church in West Monroe, Louisiana on Sunday, granting MailOnline exclusive access. Robertson replied: ‘I didn’t think much of it at all, but it seems a lot of other people did’. And at the end of the session he led a defiant prayer, which included the words, ‘I...
  • Britney’s New Album Comes in a Lackluster 5th Behind Duck Dynasty Carols

    12/11/2013 7:26:44 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    showbiz411 ^ | 12/10/2013 | Roger Friedman
    Britney Jean” indeed sold fewer copies than the Duck Dynasty family The Robertsons, singing Christmas carols. (I cannot believe anyone in their right mind is buying or even listening to that.)
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • Cat adopts duckling after it is abandoned by mother

    07/28/2013 12:57:05 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Friday 26 Jul 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A duckling that was abandoned by her mother at birth has found a new home among a family of cats.The baby duck was adopted by a feline called Tosia after she was separated from her mum when she hurt her foot in Olesnica, Poland.‘Tosia came walking into the kitchen one day with something in her mouth,’ said the cat’s owner Ryszard Andrzejczuk.‘At first I thought it was a mouse or something, but then she placed it on the ground and I saw it was a little duckling.’The 68-year-old added the female cat and the duckling were now inseparable, with the...
  • UMass-Amherst professor defends her gov't-funded duck genitalia research

    04/05/2013 12:21:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 29 replies
    he past few days, the Internet has been filled with commentary on whether the National Science Foundation should have paid for my study on duck genitalia, and 88.7 percent of respondents to a Fox news online poll agreed that studying duck genitalia is wasteful government spending. The commentary supporting and decrying the study continues to grow. As the lead investigator in this research, I would like to weigh in on the controversy and offer some insights into the process of research funding by the NSF. My research on bird genitalia was originally funded in 2005, during the Bush administration. Thus...
  • New Federal Duck Stamp chosen at Weber State University Saturday

    09/30/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 14 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 9/30/1012 | Nancy Van Valkenburg
    OGDEN — On Friday, judges charged with selecting the 2012 Federal Duck Stamp image pared down 192 artistic entries to 75. On Saturday morning, the panel of judges gathered at Weber State University to score each entry again by holding up scores hidden from other judges but visible to the audience as each new image was shown. As artists and art fans looked on, the judges eliminated all but 17 paintings. And at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the final announcement was made. The 2013 Federal Duck Stamp will feature a common golden eye, with fine green feathering on its head, white...
  • Big Billy Kinder Outdoors 9/15/12

    09/15/2012 4:23:09 AM PDT · by mylife · 13 replies
    Big Billy Kinder Outdoors ^ | 9/15/12 | Billy Kinder
    Big Billy Kinder Outdoors is ON THE AIR, Saturdays, 5:00am to 6:00am on WBAP, our Flagship station, AND...a Growing NETWORK OF STATIONS! Grab your coffee and join Big Billy Kinder at 5:00am Saturday mornings! We invite you to come into the camp-house for an hour of outdoor talk that will get your weekend going. Weekly, you will enjoy Big Billy and other Pro Staff, WFAA, Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus, and Dallas Morning News, Columnist, Ray Sasser PLUS invited special celebrity guests. See you in the camp THIS Saturday!
  • VIDEO: Ducks dodge traffic on busy Toronto freeway

    09/05/2012 9:48:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 8 replies
    CNN wire/ABC15 ^ | 5 Sept 2012 | unattributed
    Hair-raising video of duck and her ducklings waddling through interstate traffic in Toronto has gone viral. You get a bird's eye view of this drama as it unfolds back in May. There is a trail of ducklings loyally following their mama duck across several lanes of interstate traffic. As cars and trucks roar by, this little family dodges as best they can.
  • Bird nests delay work on county emergency routes

    06/17/2012 10:07:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Republic ^ | June 16, 2012 | The Associated Press
    JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Road work on two emergency routes in central North Dakota is being delayed because of possible bird nesting, a county commissioner says. Officials want to raise the roadbed of the former Highway 10 in western Stutsman County because the road has been repeatedly flooded. Its dirt roadbed is now surrounded by water.
  • Holder ducks questions on who highest-ranking official with Fast and Furious knowledge was

    06/07/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/7/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder again today would not answer who the highest-ranking Obama administration official was that had knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious and the gunwalking tactics it employed before Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered. Instead, when House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith pressed him directly during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, Holder dodged giving a response. “Mr. Attorney General, who is the highest ranking official in this administration that knew that these tactics were being used?” Smith asked of Holder at the beginning of a Thursday hearing. “And I’m talking about, knew the tactics...
  • Duck-abusing American hunter pleads guilty

    09/15/2011 3:44:45 PM PDT · by ToxicMich · 29 replies
    An American hunter who abused wounded birds in Western Canada and videotaped his antics is facing a $15,000 fine and a three-year hunting ban in Canada. Jeffery Burdett Foiles, 54, of Pleasant Hill, Illinois, pleaded guilty in an Edmonton court Wednesday to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to a duck, contrary to the Criminal Code.
  • The Danger of Acting like a Duck

    06/11/2011 3:07:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Detroit Lakes-Online ^ | Saturday, June 11, 2011 | Eric Bergeson
    Last week, a wood duck whooshed through the yard at forty miles-per-hour and wove through the thick woods without hitting a tree. One of the latest extreme human sports is wing-suiting, where idiots with nothing better to do jump off a cliff wearing an outfit that makes them float like a flying squirrel. As they fall towards the base of the cliff, their goal is to catch some air and swoop between the trees down the side of the mountain. Just like a wood duck. One mistake and they go splat. After they go splat, some poor rescue squad with...
  • Berwick Ducks and Weaves Before Congress

    02/16/2011 4:27:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    big government ^ | 2/16/11 | Capitol Confidential
    With little fanfare, Rationer-in-Chief Donald Berwick, President Obama’s choice to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee and did his best impression of Gumby – twisting and turning his support for rationing health care. Berwick has championed the British health care system for years proclaiming his outright support of rationing. In 2009, Berwick said, “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” In a 2008 speech, Berwick proclaimed, “I am romantic about the NHS; I love...
  • Major, Bizarre Fish Die-Off Along Lakefront

    01/11/2011 7:17:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 11, 2011 | STMW
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water. “Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’ Gizzard shad, members of the herring...
  • Lame ducks paying their union dues

    12/07/2010 6:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/7/10 | Mark Mix
    Last month, citizens across the country sent a strong message to politicians - Republicans and Democrats alike - that they do not want more congressional meddling. But the leaders of the lame-duck Congress didn't listen. One of Big Labor's top objectives is to ram the so-called Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act (reintroduced last week as S. 3991) into law. Under this cynically mislabeled legislation, all states and localities would be denied the option to refuse to grant a single public-safety union the power to speak for all front-line employees, including those who don't want to join.
  • Cannabis fed to ducks by French farmer for 'deworming'

    11/19/2010 2:35:50 PM PST · by decimon · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | November 19, 2010 | Unknown
    > Mr Rouyer said there was "no better worming substance" for ducks and that his flock was in excellent health. A police spokesman said it was the first time they had heard such a claim. Mr Rouyer, who lives in the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien on France's Atlantic coast, did also admit to smoking some of the marijuana.
  • Accused Deadly Duck Couple Goes to Court

    10/25/2010 10:10:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/25/2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Husband and wife charged in plot to rid neighborhood of What a pair of quacks. The South Florida husband and wife accused of hatching a plot to rid their Palm Beach Gardens community of ducks are going to court. Robert and Blain Aymond face misdemeanor theft charges after they rounded up eight ducks belonging to their homeowner's association and hired a trapper to take them to a shelter where they'd be killed, according to the Palm Beach Post. The trial was expected to begin Monday morning. Prosecutors say the Aymonds had trapped the ducks on their patio and planned...
  • Duck Recovering From Arrow Hit

    08/17/2010 5:46:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies · 1+ views
    A wild duck found with an arrow through its head is recovering at a veterinary centre south of Perth as environment officers seek public help to track down its attacker. The injured Pacific Black Duck was captured in the Coodanup area near Mandurah by a West Australian Sea Bird Rescue volunteer helped by a Mandurah City ranger on Saturday. Vets at the Coastal Veterinary Centre in Mandurah removed the arrow and have been caring for the bird. Department of Environment and Conservation wildlife officer Cameron Craigie said the attack was senseless and the department was appealing for public help to...
  • Oregon graduates (with irrelevant degrees in liberal minors) struggle to launch careers

    06/12/2010 2:01:06 PM PDT · by nwrep · 132 replies · 2,230+ views
    Oregonian ^ | June 13, 2010 | Bill Graves
    Liberals discuss non-existent job prospects for irrelevant majors Many from the Class of 2009 are living with their parents and working part-time retail jobs they could have landed without a degree. Others are taking more college classes to put off paying back student loans, which average more than $20,000. Many say they’ve lost self-confidence. Still, none of the 18 students from the Classes of 2009 and 2010 interviewed by The Oregonian expressed regret about going to college. After a yearlong search, Jackie Mroz, 22, of Oregon City, is about to get some experience, but at a cost. She put...
  • Ducks plucked from drain (Awwwww.....)

    05/23/2010 7:46:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies · 815+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/23/10 | Joy Powell
    The mama mallard had circled the storm sewer grate for four hours Sunday, quacking nonstop. Finally, a trio of concerned citizens summoned Shakopee police. Officer Vince Stahl responded to the corner near downtown and soon found that this rescue on an otherwise peaceful morning in the south metro community would become his first "duck assist." Stahl deduced that the mother duck's webbed feet had been big enough to cross the storm sewer, but her three ducklings's feet were so tiny that they dropped through the grate to the damp debris a few feet below. It's a rite-of-spring mini-drama of the...
  • Duck, Duck, Guard (Cowboys Guard Gets Ducklings Out of Sand Trap)

    05/13/2010 11:57:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 938+ views
    NBC DFW ^ | MAY 12, 2010 | Matt Barrie
    Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Leonard Davis saved a different type of birdie during the Dallas Cowboys annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Tournament Wednesday. Davis, ever an animal-loving gentle giant, came to the rescue of nearly a dozen baby ducks stranded in a sand bunker on the 11th Hole. Davis walked into the bunker and picked up the baby ducks one-by-one and placed them gingerly on the fairway. Quickly, the little ducks scurried back to their mother -- who previously, and very quickly, had left the sand trap as the 6 foot 6 inch, 360-pound lineman approached. This wasn’t the first time...
  • Watch Live! Duck Cam 2010

    05/06/2010 5:04:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 309+ views
    Meteorologist Angela Hutti stepped outside of her front door a few weeks ago and was greeted by a small momma duck who seemed to be scoping out the landscape. A few days later, she woke up and there was a nest and an one little egg. 11 eggs later, Indigo, as Angela has named her due to the blue feathers on her face, is almost ready for the eggs to hatch. You can watch the process as the duck patiently sits on her eggs throughout the day. Take a look at our duck cam via UStream!
  • Ducks Amok on the Freeways, but CHP Swoops to the Rescue

    04/17/2010 10:43:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 441+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/17/2010 | Bruce Newman
    It was springtime, when ducks usually are headed north. But suddenly Saturday, the ducks ran amok. In two separate incidents, an intrepid California Highway Patrol officer came to the rescue of ducks attempting to waddle across freeways in the South Bay, in defiance of the laws of nature and the California Vehicle Code. Nine fuzzy yellow ducklings were spotted heading southbound down the center divide of Interstate 880 near Milpitas Saturday morning, when Officer Ryan Nelson — something of a fledgling himself, in his first full year with the CHP — rolled onto the scene in his patrol car. When...
  • Stelmach Ducks

    03/10/2010 12:01:41 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 147+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 10, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    I haven't seen this much flip-flopping since a Gull Lake trout hit the bottom of the boat. Or, as an old friend of mine once said, "He's trying so hard to avoid looking at the problem he looks like a tweaking rooster watching ping-pong."
  • Safe Schools Czar Ducks Questions on Past Statements about Homosexuality

    03/09/2010 5:53:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 386+ views
    cns news ^ | 3/9/10 | Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    (CNSNews.com) - Kevin Jennings, the Obama administration's openly gay safe-schools czar who previously ran an organization focused on normalizing homosexuality in public schools, declined Monday to directly say whether the U.S. Department of Education should promote teaching school children that homosexual behavior is morally good. Instead, he pointing out that Congress has prohibited the department from interfering in the curricula of local schools. Jennings, the assistant deputy education secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, made a rare public appearance Monday, speaking to a gathering of school teachers at the National Press Club.
  • US Ducks Bush Support for Jewish Cities in Yesha (West Bank)

    06/03/2009 6:50:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/3/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) The U.S. State Department Tuesday refused to state whether the Obama administration will honor a promise by the previous government that Israel will retain sovereignty over large Jewish areas in Judea and Samaria, in the event that a new Palestinian Authority state is created.
  • Obama ducks promise to delay bill signings

    05/26/2009 11:17:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 955+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/26/2009 | Stephen Dinan
    It seemed among the easiest of his transparency pledges and is entirely under his control, but President Obama is finagling his promise to post bills on the White House Web site for comment for five days before he signs them. Mr. Obama last week signed four bills, each just a day or two after Congress passed and sent it over to him.
  • 'Duck Man' saves the day!

    05/20/2009 3:19:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 742+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th May 2009 | Sara Nelson
    Banker catches ducklings plunging from first-storey ledge to concrete pavement below ___ The spectacle of a banker scurrying across a pavement, catching ducklings as they plunge off a ledge has resulted in him earning the nickname 'Duck Man'. Joel Armstrong arrived at Sterling Savings at 5.45am and took his position to help the brood of 12 ducklings who were getting ready to make their first trip to the water. The kind-hearted loan officer had been keeping an eye on the mother duck's nest from his office on the video at site
  • DC Firefighters Pluck Baby Ducks From Storm Drain

    05/19/2009 9:58:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 931+ views
    AP ^ | 5/19/09 | AP
    Firefighters plucked four baby ducks from a storm drain Monday after the rescuers heard the mother squawking for her hatchlings in a bustling Washington neighborhood known more for nightlife than wildlife. Firefighters at Engine Company 9 noticed a duck "screaming at a storm drain" in an alley, fire department spokesman Alan Etter said. When they took the cover off the drain, they found four ducklings swimming about six feet down, he said. The firefighters took all the ducks, including a fifth duckling that had stayed by its mother's side, to a nearby police station, where they were handed over to...
  • Waterfowl hunting is a boon to economy, report finds

    04/13/2009 4:43:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 534+ views
    latimes ^ | April 10, 2009 | Kelly Burgess
    A recently released U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report shows that waterfowl hunters are a welcome benefit to the country's economy, generating more than $2.3 billion in one year. The report is an addendum to the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation and focuses specifically on waterfowl hunting in the United States. Hunters spent $900 million on various goods and services, including transportation, guns, decoys and hunting dogs. Their spending supported more than 27,000 jobs and generated more than $8.5 million in employment income.
  • Blame Ducks for Bird Flu?

    02/26/2009 11:09:58 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 242+ views
    Asia One ^ | Thu, Feb 26, 2009
    A leading virologist said on Thursday that ducks are to blame for the resurgence of the H5N1 bird flu virus in China and Vietnam, and called for wider surveillance and vaccination of ducks to stop the problem. The virus has infected at least 14 people in both countries since the start of this year, killing seven of them. Experts said what was mystifying about the latest round of outbreaks was the absence of the disease in poultry in China despite the human infections. H5N1 is passed primarily from animal to human. Robert Webster, a leading H5N1 expert, told a medical...
  • CABBAGE HAMMOCK DUCKS

    02/20/2009 9:24:44 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies · 630+ views
    SELF | Feb 20, 2009 | swampsniper
    This time of year the ducks schedule is sex, food, a nap, and repeat. The Mallards often come ashore for a nap, the Hooded Mergansers are more likely to tuck their beak under a wing, and nap on the water.
  • Pagan cult mosaic found under cathedral

    02/03/2009 12:58:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 1,232+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Tues., Feb. 3, 2009 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A Roman mosaic floor filled with scenes depicting pagan rites and oriental gods has emerged from the ground of a Catholic church in Italy, archaeologists announced. The mosaic pavement, which measures 140 square feet and dates to the fourth century A.D., was unearthed at a depth of about 13 feet below the the ground's surface during archaeological investigations in the crypt of the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia, in central-northern Italy. "The size and design of the mosaic pavement suggest that it formed the floor of a huge room. We believe this was the residence of a wealthy Roman," Renata Curina,...
  • Rubber ducks keep NASA guessing

    12/20/2008 11:32:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,885+ views
    The American space agency NASA has made an appeal for public help with one of its stranger experiments. It wants information on the fate of 90 rubber ducks deployed on a special mission to pinpoint where melt waters go under the Greenland ice shelf in summer months. The bathroom toys were put into one of the crevasses which drain vast amounts of Greenland's melt waters in the hope they would pop out eventually and reveal the route taken by the water. Nothing has been seen or heard of the ducks since.
  • Bellotti to become Oregon athletic director; Kelly will be head coach

    12/02/2008 3:08:21 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 7 replies · 399+ views
    Oregonlive.com ^ | Dec 2,2008 | John Hunt
    Oregon officials have scheduled a press conference for 3:30 p.m. and are expected to announce that football coach Mike Bellotti will become the new athletic director and offensive coordinator Chip Kelly will take Bellotti's place as head coach. The timetable is not yet known
  • Woman Caught Stealing Duck From Sacramento Park

    10/24/2008 12:17:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies · 1,866+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Oct 24, 2008
    A woman was caught allegedly trying to steal a duck from a local pond, and the reason she gave police was very unusual. Ducks seem to be disappearing at the Land Park Pond in Sacramento. Police aren't exactly sure why, but in one case, they tracked down the alleged thief and she gave them an unusual excuse. "It's certainly not the type of call an officer gets everyday," said Sgt. Matt Young, Sacramento Police Department. Police said someone saw a woman and her children playing at the pond. Soon after, the witness said, the woman took off with the duck....
  • OBAMA: The Farmer

    09/09/2008 2:48:39 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 4 replies · 480+ views
    Personal Email ^ | 09.09.08 | Unknown
    The Red Hen in the Barnyard Once upon a time, on a farm in Virginia, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat. She called all of her neighbors together and said, 'If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?' 'Not I,' said the cow. 'Not I,' said the duck. 'Not I,' said the pig. 'Not I,' said the goose. 'Then I will do it by myself,' said the little red hen, and so she did. The wheat grew...
  • Rules for Feeding Ducks

    08/31/2008 11:29:13 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 12 replies · 151+ views
    Me ^ | 8-31-08 | Vanity
    Feeding Ducks & Geese: The Parks Division strongly discourages the feeding of area waterfowl. Because food supplied by people is easy for the birds to obtain, ducks and geese lose their natural migrating instincts. This leads to overpopulation, making creatures more susceptible to disease and predators. Please allow them to find their own sources of food.
  • Program marks 50 years of protecting potholes

    07/13/2008 4:33:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 73+ views
    Country Today ^ | 7-13-08 | Megan Parker
    WING, N.D. - Mike Goos likens the prairie potholes of North Dakota to suburbia. Ducks born in the prairie potholes mature while on "spring break" in the south, returning north to find a home and raise their young, he said. "You're a pair that likes 3 inches of water, we've got a place for you. You're a pair that likes 4 feet of water, we've got a place for you," Mr. Goos, a Fish and Wildlife Service wetlands manager, said on a June 23 wetlands tour. But as with humans, suburban life for ducks isn't free of troubles. As the...
  • More Signs of Spring

    03/17/2008 6:17:06 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies · 318+ views
    self | March 17, 2008 | swampsniper
    When the Snowy Egrets get all dressed up, and the Red Breasted Mergansers pass through on the way North, it's Springtime! http://www.pbase.com/tsiya/root http://photobucket.com/albums/v244/tsiya/ http://cabbagehammock.blogspot.com/
  • Flap over Aussie golf club's plan to shoot ducks (Warringah GC seeks to cull native wood ducks)

    11/20/2007 7:27:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 80+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/07 | AFP
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Animal lovers in Australia have cried foul over a Sydney golf club's plan to cull native wood ducks living on its course, it was reported Tuesday. The plan by Sydney's Warringah Golf Club to kill the ducks because they are ripping up its greens led to vandalism and threats against the course, local media reported. The club opted to hire a marksman to shoot its duck population after other deterrents, such as cat-like objects and rubber snakes, failed to work. But protesters dug up some of the greens in the dead of night over the weekend and...