Friday, October 13, 2017

Too Much Duck

Who is this alien masked intruder who has chased off the little white duck? It is a Muscovy duck that is native to Mexico and Central America.

Job 19:15  They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.

He is tremendously aggressive  as he bathes, creating a hurricane with his flapping wings. Not much gentleness shown here.

Pro 30:33  Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. 

He raises his wings like a majestic eagle, revealing his white feathers.  
A male Muscovy may weigh 15 lbs.

Gen 6:2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 
Gen 6:3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 
Gen 6:4  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 

The female Mallards paddle away from the bathing tempest.

Psa 55:8  I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

The new duck, a Muscovy, is clean, strong, aggressive,  but may be just too large for these petite Mallards. He would be better off with his own kind.

2Sa 3:27  And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother. 
2Sa 3:28  And afterward when David heard it, he said, I and my kingdom are guiltless before the LORD for ever from the blood of Abner the son of Ner: 
2Sa 3:29  Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that hath an issue, or that is a leper, or that leaneth on a staff, or that falleth on the sword, or that lacketh bread. 
2Sa 3:30  So Joab and Abishai his brother slew Abner, because he had slain their brother Asahel at Gibeon in the battle.