We had been at the pond the day before, when we looked in the nest there were seven eggs. Mom was sitting on the nest and dad meerkoet was out on the pond gathering food and extra blades of grass for the nest. They seemed happy and content. The other ducks in the pond were enjoying thier day also. This particular pair of meerkoets had already born seven babies in early May of this year.
We took pictures and were so happy the eggs finally hatched. The next day we went to the nest in the park and all of the babies were gone, we could see parents close by with papa meerkoet chasing ducks away from the area of the nest. Why, we thought? Why chase the ducks if there were no babies?
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