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a frozen duck

a frozen duck

Can you see in the middle of the pond? It's a duck. It is all white and hard to spot. It is dead. Covered in ice. Ducks don't migrate from here for winter. Yet the cold arrived here quite suddenly and took this duck life away. The strangest thing is that is still nearly upright. You would expect a duck to die, turn over and THEN be covered. So we would see its side or its bottom. It is as if it kept swimming until the ice bounded her. And then died immobilized. Not a nice way to die. Nature is hardly caring respect the way animals die. Darwin lost his faith in the existance of god when he learned some of the cruel and painful ways some animals routinely die and get devoured.