Ducks Don't Just Waddle, They Deliver Mail!
by Vanessa Peng, KVRR Reporter
June 18, 2012
When residents at a Detroit Lakes nursing home receive their mail they sometimes get a surprise, that comes in three.
53–year–old volunteer mailman Steve Score is walking his daily route at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Some residents receive letters, others cards, but everyone is getting bills.
“That’s what I say. I bring these bills and throw theirs away, ” said Score.
The bills do not ask for money.
But, they sure make a lot of noise.
The girls actually don't quack, they peep.
They're called Peeper and the Pipettes.
"She was peeping and they piping. Once you get them and start feeding them and paying attention to them they imprint on you as their mother, " said Score.
That means waddling into action once they hear the magic words,"Come on girls!," from the mailman, or to them, mom.
The ducklings make it to the nursing home every couple of weeks, so when they do, it makes for a fluffy yellow surprise.
Score bought 8 week old Peeper and the 6 week old Pipettes at L & M Fleet, also in Detroit Lakes.
"I get to interact with them and the residents so it’s a plus all the way around."
With Scores' ducks all in a row, the mail is not delivered as quickly as it usually is, but residents' smiles speak more than quacks, or in this case, peeps.
Score says he's had three ducks prior to this current trio.
He says that's because his pet ducks usually move in with the wild ducks outside his house on Lake Sally in the winter.
And as for quacking, the ducks will do so when they grow older.