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    • tommix
    • By tommix 10th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    Ducks..
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    • 10th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
    Ducks.. 10th Feb 18 at 7:50 PM
    I love Ducks!

    Anybody else hooked on quack?

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    • andygb
    • By andygb 11th Feb 18, 12:53 PM
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    The Duck Tour is a ride on a wartime amphibious vehicle that goes round the sites on land and across the potamic river to the Pantagon.

    The vehicles were nicknamed 'Ducks' and they have these tours in lots of American cities, I think there was even one brought over here for Manchester or Liverpool.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Instead of the usual "all mouth and no trousers", that sounds a bit "all trousers and no mouth".
    • z1a
    • By z1a 11th Feb 18, 1:03 PM
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    I like ducks too, but without the orange sauce - it spoils it. (IMO)
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 11th Feb 18, 1:07 PM
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    I think Pyxis is right. It's an Aylesbury duck.
    A goose's bill is sort of heavier and the perimeter is smoother.
    I might be wrong.
    We kept geese for a bit 20 years ago.
    Ducks of various sorts.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Feb 18, 1:36 PM
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    • marcus ohreallius
    • By marcus ohreallius 11th Feb 18, 1:49 PM
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    I think geese have serrated beaks (or some of them do). They're vicious things.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Feb 18, 1:52 PM
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Feb 18, 2:36 PM
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    I think geese have serrated beaks (or some of them do). They're vicious things.
    Originally posted by marcus ohreallius

    That's one of the reasons why they're used to guard property etc
    .... I think they're really cute!





    'Geese

    Honk! While you may be able to sweet-talk a dog, or feed it raw
    meat, there’s no reasoning with an angry goose, as the Gauls
    found to their cost when their night attack on Rome was foiled by
    two noisy birds in 390BC.

    While the Romans’ guard dogs uttered not a whimper as the Gauls
    approached, the pair of sacred geese flapped their wings and
    honked the Capitoline Hill down, awakening Marcus Manlius
    Capitolinus and his troops, who drove off the attack.

    Geese are extremely territorial birds, and will make a fearful racket
    when threatened. They also have incredible hearing and, in
    common with most birds, razor sharp eyesight, making them more
    effective than even dogs at spotting unwelcome intruders.

    They will also normally run aggressively towards the point of
    danger and administer a nasty nip, which may not be as life-
    threatening as a German Shepherd’s bite but is usually enough to
    frighten the life out of would-be burglars or rustlers.

    While most people are familiar with dogs, the sight of a honking
    goose in full flow offers fear of the unknown – and they’re very
    hard to quieten down once they’re riled.

    It’s best to get a guard goose from very young, and they’re best
    suited in rural areas – unless you really want your neighbours to
    hate you…'


    https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/blog/2014/10/dogs-geese-creatures-choose-guard-property.html


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    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 11th Feb 18, 3:58 PM
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    I like ducks too, but without the orange sauce - it spoils it. (IMO)
    Originally posted by z1a
    I've had them a couple of times with a redcurrant sauce which is nice but I agree orange is preferable.

    I think geese have serrated beaks (or some of them do). They're vicious things.
    Originally posted by marcus ohreallius
    I use to rely on booted legs, a good kick and a few choice swear words to get past them.
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 11th Feb 18, 4:04 PM
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    If anyone is looking for a sweet verse to put in a valentine card this is a local classic.

    My Dearest Darling Duck
    I send you this to suck
    if this won't do I'll send you two
    My Dearest Darling Duck.

    (don't forget to enclose a sweet.)

    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
    • z1a
    • By z1a 11th Feb 18, 4:45 PM
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    I've had them a couple of times with a redcurrant sauce which is nice but I agree orange is preferable.



    I use to rely on booted legs, a good kick and a few choice swear words to get past them.
    Originally posted by Mrs Bones
    So you DISagree.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 11th Feb 18, 4:47 PM
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    This is not the thread for anatidaephobics.



    Originally posted by Pyxis

    (Just replace "somebody" with "some duck" in your mind)
    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    Married to an immigrant.

    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 11th Feb 18, 4:49 PM
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    The Asylum Presents: Leonard The Duck

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    Married to an immigrant.

    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
    • DesertWind
    • By DesertWind 11th Feb 18, 5:20 PM
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    Q: What do you call a cat that swallows a duck?



    A: A duck-filled-fatty-pus.
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Feb 18, 2:36 PM
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    Art and rice, the perfect combination - paddy field art seen in
    Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.



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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Feb 18, 7:35 PM
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    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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