Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cute story

SPOKANE, Wash. (KABC) -- A mild-mannered banker from Spokane, Washington, turned into a sort of superhero for a few hours and will forever be known as "The Duck Man."

Joel Armstrong works as a loan officer on the second floor of Sterling Savings in downtown Spokane. For some time, he'd been keeping an eye on a duck nesting on the ledge below his office window.
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Skeeter said...

How smart was Mrs Duck?
When she built her nest on the ledge, she must have known that a kind banker would happen along at just the right moment to catch her free-falling offspring.

Anonymous said...

Actually Skeeter, you'd be surprised how many times wild ducks nest in elevated positions?

Sometimes as high as ten fifteen feet, and when leaving the nest the ducklings have no choice but jump.
Seen it nature documentaries.

FW gonezia, not sure but I don't want to catch it anyway.

Skeeter said...

Orion, judging by their glide angle, the lift-drag ratio of downy ducklings leaves a lot to be desired.
I can only assume that they must be fitted with heavy-duty STOL undercarriage.