My office is located in some serious wilderness, so there are always interesting critters to see roaming around outside. River otters, turtles, geese, the occasioanl coyote (!!!).
But the other day I came across something I have never ever seen before: a blonde mallard duck!
She was sitting with a bunch of her siblings, who were all a normal, young mallard brown. She definitely stood out. Maybe she's albino? Whatever she is, she waddled right up to me and sat down and let me take a bunch of pictures. Sweet friendly gal.
I hope her standing out so brightly doesn't mean she'll get made into lunch for one of the other hungry critters around the park.
She had a brother duck that stuck by her side when she came up to me, and his beak was a bit mangled. I will just pretend he got injured being a good big brother and he'll keep her safe for a while.