Damn these Ducks #atozchallenge

A Whimsical Medley – Is my theme for the A to Z Challenge !! Hope you smile today πŸ™‚


Now that I look back, I have been chased by a considerable number of species. Be it pesty bees, malicious dogs, enraged cats, angry cows, grumpy goats … even chickens. Look I am an animal lover… love them to bits. But for some reason or other I end up on the wrong side of their Horns.

But the most dangerous of the species are Ducks and their cousins Geese. Mathematics wasn’t the only terrifying part of going to School. The terror started even before I could reach the bus. There were a bunch of white Geese waddling on the road, with puffed chest and sinister looking eyes, waiting for their next target. 

Sometimes I would let other children pass so that while they are being victimised I could sneak away. But everyday wasn’t a sunny day. There were days when I had been chased non stop by this quaking family of greys and white. Probably the ducks gained more confidence and power by looking at the Geese, scaring the living daylights out of the human kind.

Yeah childhood was sure fun when an enraged elongated Goose was almost my height. πŸ˜›

Along with ClaireParul and Shalini we have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader … all set to rock the party

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33 thoughts on “Damn these Ducks #atozchallenge

  1. For some reason I pictured you trying to do a headstand, succeeding gracefully (as always), and opening your eyes to be face to face with a goose :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

  2. It is like when a black cat crosses your path, you wait for someone else to walk in front of you to take in the negativity πŸ™‚ Superstition, but have seen many do it. Your plight was really genuine, poor thing πŸ™‚

  3. I run away from animals like a goose runs away from a bus! I'm just scared of them. I just start squealing am act like a proper idiot. Now you can imagine how I would look if I were to be kept in your situation :p
    Good going, Rajlakshmi πŸ™‚

  4. Geese are birds with a very strong personality, loyal to their master like the dog and yes, they're pretty aggressive too.
    I'd be really scared if I had such aggressive geese waiting to bully me on my way to school.
    Loved your take on D πŸ™‚

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  5. Haha! I'm one of of those wicked people too, who would rather hide behind someone when faced with that kind of a situation. Damn those ducks, yeah πŸ˜€

  6. Yes, I have heard that before, ducks and geese especially were used by farmers to ward off visitors/strangers. They make good watchdogs but tough luck if you were chased or attacked by one!
    Good for you and your good manners….hehehe!
    @KalaRavi16 from

  7. I am still uncofrtable holding any sort of animal. Not sure why I find them nice from far, but seldom like to hold them. And yes I have once been pecked by rooster. And the fear of animals got ingrained in more.

  8. Haha.. Agree with Shilpa. Also the "for some reason I end up on the wrong end of their horns" bit cracked me up.. I'm sorry πŸ™‚ can't help myself. For some reason, I just pictured you as a cartoon character like Elmer Fudd who constantly gets annoyed by Bugs Bunny

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