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Hot duck

93 outside today, blacktop bubbling under the sun. Men standing in the highway median selling limes and cold water. Stopped by our little community garden. I am not a member. I would not eat veg grown in the soil here-- not since Sandy. But there chickens there i like to see. Today the chickens were fine, resting in the heat inside their coop. But there was a white duck shut outside the coop, away from the water. He did not look good at all. He was lying in the dirt,  panting. Garden was padlocked, i could not get in. I stopped police who said they would check. I will let you all know how it turns out.

I could not stay, i had an appointment today. But i will check on the duck on the way back.

Also i forgot to say there was an entirely naked woman changing her clothes on the sidewalk. We passed by just when she was stepping into underpants. An older woman with her was shoving the discarded clothes into a nearby stormdrain. No idea what is going on there. I hope the police do not get distracted arresting her for the nudity, and forget about the duck. Topless is legal in NYC-- bottomless is not.

Update: Duck is ok. Moved so it can reach water. Seems more alert.

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ba1126
Jul. 25th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
We have the heat,too. I went and did a bit of food shopping (nice cool store!) and my windows didn't want to open because the heat has been making the tree over our driveway 'drip' with sap!! My car is coated in maple syrup!! I picked up a broccolli quiche, so no one has to cook tonight!!
vespican
Jul. 26th, 2016 12:34 am (UTC)
Warm here in the Northwest as well and is supposed to be for the rest of the week. About a half hour ago (about 5 pm) our cheap little thermometer out back said 95! Computer was saying 92. Once the sun is down and it cools a little, I'll have to go do some watering.
Dave
mylodon
Jul. 26th, 2016 11:36 am (UTC)
We were in Colby Woodland gardens on holiday and they had some ducks in their walled garden to control the slugs!
katriona_s
Jul. 26th, 2016 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ah I'm relieved to hear about the poor duck! You are so thoughtful of animals.
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