Wednesday night brought some wild wet weather. Thunder,lightening and pouring rain ( 2 1/2 inches per Dale ) raked the island during the overnight hours. Upon waking ( not that I got much sleep with all that racket! ) I saw that the yard, driveway etc. was flooded ankle deep. "Duck Weather" I grumbled.
Going to the kitchen to make coffee I glanced out at the screened porch. Blinking a few times in disbelief, I walked slowly to the door only to realize I wasn't "seeing things". There was indeed a Mallard drake on the screened porch eating cat food out of my cats' bowl. I thought I must have left one of the porch doors unlocked and it had blown open but no they were both securely locked. The only entrance available was the "cat door". I had to laugh picturing that feat. Apparently the weather was even too much for a duck!