I just got back from interviewing soon-to-be University Park mayor Dick Davis at Goar Park. We got some pretty pictures, too. Before we got started, though, Davis said that he had something he wanted to show me. We walked over to the little circular fountain next to the gazebo and there were four little ducklings peeping and begging for their mother duck to get them out of there. They were much too young to be able to get themselves out of the fountain.
At the end of the interview, Davis said that the ducklings were probably the more interesting story. We may have to agree to disagree on that.
And Dan just shared his own duckling story, too. A family of ducks were crossing the back entrance to the Dallas Country Club yesterday morning. A security guard in a golf cart had traffic stopped, making sure the little ducklings crossed the road safely.
Ann Bray, receptionist at University Park City Hall said that residents have called in about territorial ducks guarding nests built in hedges. Bray added that, not too long ago, several ducks made their nests in the flower garden near the front entrance of City Hall.