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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-05-06 09:48
Subject: [photos|funny] This quacked me up
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Tags:child, nature, photos, portland
Yesterday, [info]the_child's lacrosse team played hard, but ultimately lost their game. We all rooted for them, but luck and skill were on the other side.

However, something happened during the game which I found hilarious. The field was pretty muddy with significant recent rain. A mated pair of mallards had landed near the centerline of the lacrosse field and were eating the worms that came up with the rainwater. The girls kept running back and forth right past the ducks, who weren't giving any ground. I thought this was hilarious.


Eventually, they wandered down to the end zone and went worm hunting there.

Photo © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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User: desperance
Date: 2012-05-06 18:11 (UTC)
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Heh. Never mind the ducks; I looked at that photo and thought "Blindfold lacrosse! It's the way of the future!"

(Have I mentioned that I love it, that the_child plays lacrosse? I grew up with school stories in which it was taken for granted, but it was already near-extinct in actual life in Britain. I'm so glad it survives over here.)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-05-07 04:24 (UTC)
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Actually, she's wearing an eye guard. Required equipment in this league.
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W. Lotus
User: wlotus
Date: 2012-05-07 01:08 (UTC)
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Those are some bold ducks!
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User: supersniffles
Date: 2012-05-07 10:00 (UTC)
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When I was a teenager my parents played on an Over 30 Co-Ed soccer league in Santa Cruz. The whole family would go to the games and us kids would hang out on the sidelines. One day there was a large gopher snake crawling along the verge of the field. I detailed one of the smaller children to keep an eye on it while I went to the restroom and when I came back he was right near the sideline staring at the ground. I knew how my mother (at least) would react to a snake on the field. So I successfully grabbed the wild snake just behind his head and relocated him down the hill from the game. It was the first time I'd handled a completely wild snake (Though I was absolutely sure *what* he was and wasn't risking my life with an unknown). My mom was shocked (and thankful) at my actions.
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