This downtown D.C. duck was kind enough to pose for me and every time I look at this picture I have to remind myself that it's a real duck and not a decoy.  He's such a perfectly posed specimen and his legs look like they have wires in them that have been plunged into the ground like one of those plastic pink flamingos (it's a long bump, but totally worth the watch).  But we know that it was, in fact, a real duck because The Caterpillar desperately wanted to pet that duck and that duck desperately did NOT want to be petted.  Hilarity ensues.