Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Ducklings Waddle through School's Halls

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Ducklings Waddle through School's Halls

Article excerpt

HARTLAND, Mich. - A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings - with the help of students and staff - to safely get to a nearby pond. The duck named Vanessa has appeared at Village Elementary School in Hartland for the past 13 years, and her latest waddle through the school took place last week, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell reported.

The duck flies into the closed-off courtyard, where children in the surrounding classrooms can take a peek out the window to watch, and she crawls under a specific shrub, digs out her nest and lays her eggs. It's there that she waits for them to hatch.

After the ducklings appear, now-retired teacher Ruth Darrah and others tape black construction paper along the walls, creating a clear path for the ducks to get to a nearby pond outside the school. …

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