Jackie Chan and the Cayugas became fast friends, and I think it made Cleopatra a little jealous. When I decided it was time to turn JC & the ducks loose from the pen, they would waddle happily around, with Her Majesty silently watching them from a distance. Each day I noticed her creeping closer, her eyes never wavering from the trio. Occasionally she'd flap her wings
I think she was trying to get noticed. We've all been there.
But Jackie Chan and the Cayugas simply ignored her, and eventually she gave up the dramatics and began to graze along with them--can't beat 'em, join 'em. Now I find them all waddling along together, nibbling the seedheads off my too-tall grass and gobbling up any rotten pears and tomatoes they can find.
Just not at her pond...she still won't allow them to get close to it! Like a true queen, she only swims alone.