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Survival of the Fittest

…you’ve heard that expression, right? Well, over the last few weeks, I’ve learned what it truly means to be an animal in nature. Having to fight to protect your family and surviving by any means necessary. Sounds the same as human life, right? Wrong. As humans we have the means and ability to protect ourselves from outside evil, well, at least for the most part.

Where am I going with this? It’s simple…Claire the Duck.

About a month ago a little duck made a nest by the front door of my Mother’s home. Every morning my Mother and Sister would see this duck and not quite understand why she was hanging around. Until one day they noticed a nest. Claire laid about 4 or 5 eggs and camouflaged them so they couldn’t be seen by anyone or anything. Mostly predators. She would stop by every morning and check on the eggs, camouflage them a bit more and go about her day. Once my Mother realized Claire’s purpose for hanging around her front door, she was instantly interested in this duck! Even going as far as doing research to understand an ducks cycle for laying eggs. Of course Claire is not naturally the ducks name, only a name given to the duck after my Mother and Sister fell in love with her. As days went on, they would feed her bread and give her water. She had truly become a part of the family.



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