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Things you can do with an extension cord... 
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Post Things you can do with an extension cord...
How to get two reluctant muscovies off the dam, in the pitch dark and freeeeezing cold... :lol:

We stretched the extension cord across the narrowest part of the dam, managed to get the ducks to swim over the top and then grabbed it, wiggled it and slapped it across the water behind them until they finally admitted defeat and climbed out (to be pounced on in a hurry). They went over the top and escaped the first time, but we perfected the technique and got them.

No fox dinners tonight! (and I spotted three just on our road tonight, when driving home).

I think I need to buy a kayak :study

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Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:11 pm
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good thinking 99 ;)

I thought for a moment you were going to say you stretched the extension cord out and plugged it in ..............

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Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:14 pm
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Given the level of swearing coming from the other side of the dam, I reckon it crossed my husband's mind.. :lol:

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I've done the odd evening winter swim for ours....cant recommend it!

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Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:49 pm
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Yeah, we weren't keen on that! Husband first went and dug out his old drysuit but the seals had broken down - more swearing :lol:

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Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:55 pm
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I and other workers would have to watch how cross we got with the ducks still on the dam each night at the animal sanctuary as the next day a particular sanctuary dog, who was a companion everywhere, invariably took it upon herself to teach the ducks a lesson - and not in a good way :o
Only last night I put away five types of livestock, too early for their liking, and ended up swearing and yelling at all of them - only to realise once inside that our share farmer was in the top paddock all that time fencing - what he must have thought :roll:

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Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:30 pm
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Our swearing alternated with us going "quack quack" in the hope that would entice them out :lol: Between that and the wildly swinging torches, the neighbour must have been wondering what the hell we were doing :?

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cwackers wrote:
Our swearing alternated with us going "quack quack" in the hope that would entice them out :lol: Between that and the wildly swinging torches, the neighbour must have been wondering what the hell we were doing :?



wait a minute.................

this sounds just like my place!!!!!!

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Excuse my ignorance, I don't keep ducks....couldn't you give them a pontoon on the dam? Would they be safe from the foxes there?
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Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:11 pm
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Pontoon is on the cards as well :)

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