Spring is finally here, and for one town in Michigan, School Opens His Doors for the past 13 years, Village Elementary School has permitted a mother duck named Vanessa to roam the halls on her way to a particular bush where she lays her eggs.
Teachers and students look out of their classroom windows as they wait for the eggs to hatch, and when they do, they manage the new family out of the school, reports theguardian.
After the ducklings appear, now-retired teacher Ruth Darrah and others tape black construction paper along the walls, creating a clear path for the ducks to get to a nearby pond outside the school. Teachers and staff make sure students are out of Vanessa’s path so they don’t frighten her.
“It’s so unusual, but everyone gets so invested in this duck because how cool is it that she comes back each and every year,” said Elizabeth Krause, a mother who has witnessed the duck’s appearance almost every year.