(Don't mind the time stamp on the pics, it's wrong).
When I crept up to take pictures of Tami and Thomas Turtle I caught the attention of a couple of ducks, who gambled, and won, that I would feed them rather than hurt them. (Though I did have very nice thoughts of red curry duck breast, yum!)
These 2 followed me right up to the back steps where I sat and fed them bread (wheat, not white).
(Yes, this is my right ear and my stocking feet).
They literally ate the bread right off of my feet.
How often do you get to feed ducks right on your back porch? It was super cool, until Toby, my ever lovin' Jack Russell Terrier, started barking from inside the house and scared them off.
We have also had geese, herrons, storks, muskrats, and more than one kind of snake in our backyard. But they tend not to stick around when we let the dogs out.
It makes me sad that we are only renting here, but since this type of pond is so common here, it is very likely that we might get something similiar when we buy a house next year.
That is something I am looking forward to very much.
Thanks for reading.