(Ducks at Young Park)
8 x 6 oil on linen/board SOLD
I have a Beta fish named Mr Fabulous
who lives very happily in his tank with
One day I bought home some fresh weed
and behold...Mr fab
had a new tenant - another Mr Snail.
The striped one below.
Soon I discovered it must have been a
Mrs Snail because lots of baby snails appeared.
I could not bring myself to kill them
so I kept putting them in another tank.
At about 100 baby snails I knew I was in trouble
so I decided to take the new tenant and
offspring to our local park with a
beautiful small lake.
It has a concrete bottom so lots of healthy algae.
Yummy for the snails.
I checked with the city first and got the OK.
What I didn't know was that ducks love to eat snails.
A friend teased me saying the ducks would think,
yummy - escargot.
I really laughed, but when I got to the
water's edge, look what happened
Out of nowhere... all the ducks came!
I hesitated, this was supposed to save the snails
There was no way I was going to let the snails
be gobbled up.
Out of nowhere
my snails were unknowingly
rescued by this enthusiastic young man
who scared all the ducks away.
I was able to slip them into the water
feeling my good karma was intact.