These little ducklings were in the pond near my home. They are Muscovy ducks and this is they cutest they will ever look. Once they mature, someone will beat them with an ugly stick.
These ducks were in the pond outside our patio when we lived in Myrtle Beach. They eventually had four ducklings and, just like some humans, they were terrible parents. A day after we first noticed the ducklings, both parents were gone, leaving the little ones to fend for themselves. It seemed every time I checked on them throughout the day, another one was missing until the next morning when they were all gone.
Click here to see a photo of the last two ducklings.