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09 November 2008 @ 12:13 am
Pikcha Post...  

Nothing TOO artsy here. A couple of good duck shots and some shots people who are closer to me might appreciate. I still haven't edited the Haute Dog Hallowe'en Parade pictures because there are over a THOUSAND of them.


In any case, here are the highlights of my past couple of months in picture format...

Firstly, on one of our recent jaunts, postrophe and I ended up at Wayfarers Chapel out in Palos Verdes. The link has WAY better pictures, but I thought these were pretty...

This next one is the best shot in the bunch. I have desktop versions if anyone wants one. On another of postrophe and my days out we ended up at Lake Balboa near sunset...

While there, we met Carl. Carl was very friendly. Carl thought we would feed him. There's actually rules against feeding the ducks but apparently people occasionally bend those rules because ALL the waterfowl go up to you to double check. But Carl never went away.

Carl just sat there. He could wait alllllll daaaay, he KNOWS you have some food hidden away. He's not going to be impatient and wander off like those other waterfowl. Noooooooo. Not Carl.

Hey, maybe ponytails are edible...

I gave him a hard time and started trying to pet him. Because that's just who I am. He didn't appreciate it much.

I actually have about 50 pictures of this guy, thank God for tripods. Here's the best actual portrait.

If you're ever near Lake Balboa, stop by and see Carl. He'll be here all week, folks...

In other Amusing Animals News, here's Hunley trying to decide if the flowers Martin bought me Has a Flavr.

Mom wanted us to get pictures of Wendy, because she's never heard of orange-toned mousies before, so I thought I may as well share the better pictures.

...and here are two with Wanda and Wendy together.

This concludes our Plugging Away at Amateur Photography Post. Hope you enjoyed a few.

Current Mood: busybusy
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
How darling!
Wendy looks bigger than Wanda...(BTW, the pics of the ?church? are fantastic.) Mom
Fritters: Cheeeese! by Frittersfritters on November 9th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re: How darling!
I didn't know you still had the link here! Wendy is several months older, so yeah.
lironesslironess on November 9th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
I am totally in LOVE with Carl.

This is the first that I heard that you got another mouse. I have been wondering, but so busy that I forgot to ask!

Awesome pictures as always.
Fritters: TT SF Giggle by shamanic_nurikofritters on November 9th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Next time you're local we can visit Carl and you can pet him and he can get cheesed off at you and hang around anyways ^_^
lironesslironess on November 9th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Where my Uncle used to work there was a duck that was raised with a rabbit. The rabbit was friendly and liked to be petted, but the duck would get really jealous. He would run over to kick some ass and get all angry then try to nibble you to death. It was really funny. He could not figure out why I was not afraid and I would grab his bill and gently shake it. My uncle told me that he was able to chase every one else away from, you guessed it, Harvey. Can't remember the ducks name though.

Poor thing, he really thought that he was biting the hell out of me. :)

I will have to hide some duck treats in my pockets!
Fritters: TT SF Pleased by ellonwye and frittersfritters on November 9th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea! You wouldn't be feeding the ducks, per se, and it would encourage Carl to continue being friendly!
Matthew B. Tepper: duck duckling real fake quackasimovberlioz on November 9th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Fritters: AD - Osaka Looking About by frittersfritters on November 9th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
I specifically tried to get good pics also so we could have some we didn't have to worry about copyright on for your page. We still doing that?
postrophe on November 9th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
I never did ask why you chose "Carl"...
Fritters: Gir Playful w/ Moose by inanefritters on November 9th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
Because he looks like a Carl?

I'm big with slightly retro male names for random wildlife. I've introduced you to Howard Yoyo before, our hummingbird.
hackmeisterhackmeister on November 9th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
It's always been apparent to me that animal behavior diverges as much as human behavior does. Most ducks run in fear from humans, but here's Carl, he doesn't give a quack. He wants food and by gum he's gonna get it. In 2007, before I left for the East, I lived with two sets of cats. One set left the room the moment I walked in. The other pair were affection sluts, neither of whom would get out of my bed.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on November 9th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
BTW, researchers have confirmed what most of us knew all along, animals DO have Bonafide Personalities, and if your duck seems friendly, odds are he's a friendly duck....
hackmeisterhackmeister on November 9th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Does that work for g-g-ghosts?
Fritters: Cat - It are a fact! by writinchica2kfritters on November 10th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
They haven't gotten one to consent to be studied yet...
Inayah: Snowmouseinayah_az on November 9th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Lol cute pics! You need to make an icon of the one with Carl's mouth open. The first two made me miss California.

The mice are too dang cute! Makes me miss my rats. The cool thing is that we can have ferrets in AZ. Once the kids get a bit bigger and my dog is out of the puppy stage, I want one. I think it will be my treat when I finally get my degree. I loves me some rodent cuteness!
Fritters: CARL by Frittersfritters on November 9th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
You need to make an icon of the one with Carl's mouth open.

Too late!!

I miss rats, too, actually, the mice are very cool, but they're Rats Lite. On the bright side, I'm not horribly allergic to them.