For the last 13 years, Vanessa has known exactly where to go to lay her eggs: the courtyard of the Village Elementary School in Michigan. Since her ducklings are too young to fly when she needs to leave the courtyard, the school has made special accommodations for the mama duck. Vanessa waits by the courtyard door for it to be unlocked, then leads her family through the school on a path created by the staff. “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 parent at the school who’s watched Vanessa and her ducklings for many years. — Read more at Michigan’s Livingston Daily