LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – With the coronavirus causing many to self-quarantine, one East Texans got a visit he wasn’t expecting.
Evan Jackson opened his door in April to find duck eggs on his doorstep
“I came home from work and I smoke so I had gone out to my balcony, I saw 2 eggs. Then the next day it was 3 then 4 then now we’re at 12,” said Jackson.
Then came the most unexpected situation. Mother duck and Evan met.
“At first she was timid and I could tell she didn’t really trust me. She wanted to be left alone,” said Jackson.
Well fast forward a few weeks and the two are quite close.
“She lets me feed her from my hand. I have water and seed as well as grapes that I give her,” said Jackson.
Never in a million years did Jackson think his quarantine would be spent helping a mother duck take care of her hatchlings, but these are anything but usual times.
“I think we needed each other through all of this,” said Jackson