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There once was a boy duck and a girl duck who were so enamoured with each other they set off to find the perfect isolated place to start a family.

They didn’t care that their chosen place was in fact the swimming pool of a human family (my swimming pool people) as they were so in love.

Then, to their horror, in swooped another frisky male duck to try to steal away the female.

A battle ensued to win her heart (or possibly just her body). Their love held strong as male duck number one fought of the interloper and saved his chances of mating.

Behold, the picture version (apologies for the dodgy illustrations as taken by me)

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The loser duck is the one showing off on the fence at the end. He sat there for about twenty minutes before having another attempt, then once again defeated, flew off into the midday sun.

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