Spring is finally here, and for one town in Michigan, that means it’s duck season!
But these folks in Hartland, Michigan, don’t hunt the ducks. Instead, they just let them take over for the day! For the past 13 years, Village Elementary School has allowed a mother duck named Vanessa to roam the halls on her way to a specific shrub where she lays her eggs.

Teachers and students peek out of their classroom windows as they wait for the eggs to hatch, and when they do, they help guide the new family out of the school.

Sure, it’s odd, but it also teaches students about some seriously adorable critters! I’d gladly give the hallways to Vanessa every year if it meant seeing some ducklings. Why didn’t my school do this?