I had several things to write about today, but there’s a bit of a “situation” in Botany Pond, with a very aggressive drake who keeps coming to the pond and driving Honey away (he leaves Dorothy alone), so that she abandons her babies, which become distaught and start peeping. In that state, they eat very little. I think the drake is randy, not just aggressive.
I’ve tried driving away the drake with a Super Soaker, but he’ll leave and come back again, driving Honey off the pond.
Given that I try to control an uncontrollable situation every hour or so, I’m not getting any writing done. Let’s hope the situation ameliorates as hormones wane. As for now, you can imagine how I feel when Honey’s babies are left alone, and are calling for a mother who is god knows where. She seems to have lost her aggression, at least towards this drake.