Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
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Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos)
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Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 00
(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 00)  We were walking along the edge of Sleepy Hollow Lake as the last wispy remnants of the morning fog were lifting from the surface.
Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 00a
(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 00a)  These ghost-like figures of fog seemed to be walking on the surface of the water as they exited the lake.
Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 01
(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 01)  But one of the figures on the lake was neither ghost-like nor made of fog; it appeared to be a lone male mallard duck.
Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 01a
(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 01a)  Slowly, and seemingly without effort, this mallard duck moved closer to us and then remained about 25 feet off shore.  It was like an answer to our constant prayer that the Peaceable Kingdom of Isaiah's prophecy (11:6-9) would come now, when we would no longer hurt or destroy each other, our fellow beings, the animals, and the environment.
Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 02
(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 02)  We have noticed that there are several different coloration patterns on mallard ducks, but they all have the characteristic green head with a thin white "collar" below.
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(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 03)  Only small ripples could be detected as this mallard duck slowly paddled in elliptical circles.
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(Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) - 04)  A person would have to be both spiritually and emotionally blind not to see that this mallard duck is enjoying his life.  Yet all too often, some of our fellow human beings want to take away his life.  And we horribly mistreat his domestic cousins on farms, particularly those which produce foie gras.

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Lamb - Right Lamb - Left Presented here are just a few of the countless components of God's creation.  Just as we cannot have human and animal life without water and plants, neither can we have lasting peace without love and compassion.  It is our hope and prayer that this series will motivate people to live and act in a cruelty-free manner; that we would no longer hurt or destroy each other, the animals or our environment.