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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Two very old Creole duck decoys, done by carvers originally from Davant, La. At left is one by Charlie Gay, who was born right after the Civil War. At right is a mallard hen, carved by the team of carvers working for Mitchell Lafrance. It's owned by New Orleans carver Cal Kingsmill. They were on display at the second-annual Duck, Duck, Goose Day, hosted by BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Penny Messa,4, of Houston, in town visiting grandparents Ken and Kit Messa of Prairieville, sports a face-painted duck at the second-annual Duck, Duck, Goose Day, hosted by BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Thibodeaux duck decoy carver Tom Beary, left, shows some of his work, foreground, to Breaux Bridge's Joe Burke, right, and his son Owen Burke, 10, center, at the second-annual Duck, Duck, Goose Day, hosted Saturday by BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. The event is helping to preserve the decoy carving heritage of Louisiana, and introduce it to a new generation.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Decoy carver Cal Kingsmill of New Orleans uses a small hatchet to rough in the shape of a duck on a piece of wood, at the second-annual Duck, Duck, Goose Day, hosted Saturday by BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. At right, Cory Morace of Port Allen examines teal calls.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- St. Amant's Brielle LeBlanc, 15 months, chases bathtub ducks floating in the duck pond at the second-annual Duck, Duck ,Goose Day, hosted Saturday by BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- New Orleans' Eric Hutchison, who was honored for his family's Louisiana Creole duck decoy carving legacy Saturday at the second-annual Duck, Duck, Goose Day, holds a 'turned head' cypress root decoy, left, made by his late father Charles and other family members who carved together, and one he carved himself, a 'straight head' decoy of Tupelo gum. He also carved the two at lower left.