West Park

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West Park pond, dusk: Eleven nearly-grown ducklings feeding voraciously, one adult duck keeping watch. Also sighted: muskrat; frog.

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  1. By George Hammond
    June 22, 2012 at 11:45 am | permalink

    I counted at least 3 muskrats in there recently. I think the original one must have been a female and has a litter now. Also somebody put a big fish in the pond, looks like maybe a carp.

  2. By abc
    June 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm | permalink

    Are you sure that the fish didn’t get there by itself? [link]

  3. By anna ercoli schnitzer
    June 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm | permalink

    I saw just the one little muskrat munching merrily away on underwater flora when I was there a few days ago, but a fellow spectator (the human being variety) informed me that there were several others hiding somewhere in the pond. I also counted eleven ducklings, all having grown much larger than the last time I saw them, along with their mama duck. I did not see any frogs or fish, but I did spot a hummingbird.