They are soooo cute when they are ducklings! Not so much when they are adults (look at momma.) They're not mallards like I'm used to up north, they're Muscovy Ducks.
(I'm loving this camera!)
The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Small, wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States. They are a large duck, with the males measuring about 76 cm in length, and weighing up to 15 pounds.
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