Perhaps my blogging buddies and readers can help me with this one!
A few months ago - My Mom, Sister, and I were vendors (with our Wildtree Products) at a show in Erie, PA. Behind the facility there was a small pond and I saw this beauty! I hadn't seen one of these in our region until then. I researched a bit and the closest I could find online was a Mascovy.
This gorgeous creature was quite large. It looked like a duck but then again it looked like a goose!
Regardless it was full of character and VERY memorable!
Fast Forward to a few weeks ago...
We saw another one even closer to our house. It appears they are 'moving in' to the area. I'm ok with that! The more the merrier! Many of you know I LOVE animals and nature!
Any ideas? Am I right? Am I close? Am I way off? Let me know if you know for sure what kind this gorgeous bird is!
I think you are correct, except that it is spelled Muscovy. Apparently, they are considered an invasive species in the United States, except for three counties in southern Texas. "Recent legislation in the USA prohibits trading of Muscovy Ducks and plans for eradication are in order to solve nuisance problems." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_Duck)ReplyDelete
I thought it was spelled the way you mentioned :)Delete
Then I saw the other way...oops!
Thanks for your input!
I can't believe they would be a nuisance...they are darling!
I also think it is a Muscovy Duck. They certainly are big ducks aren't they?ReplyDelete
They were up to my knee!Delete
OH I LOVE these ducks!!ReplyDelete
Me too! They are so fun to watch!Delete
Hi there - I'll agree with the other comments - I think it's a Muscovy Duck. And the link seemed to work.ReplyDelete
Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne.
Thanks so much! The blogging community is SO helpful!!!Delete
Yep, it is a duck;') I used to take our girls to visit a very special Muscovy Duck and then one day we went and it was no longer...his name was Hector;')~ReplyDelete
That's so sad! Sorry to hear you lost your friend!Delete