Went for a walk in the little town of Kandern yesterday and saw this sign. Hadn’t seen one like it before, and was a little puzzled as to the meaning.
In Germany the red and white signs can mean caution, or so I have been told. In Canada I would expect them to be yellow and black. So I think this sign is warning you about the ducks.
Exactly what the warning is, I’m not sure. Maybe you just need to know that there are ducks around because they have a tendency to defecate on the path, so you want to watch your step. Or maybe they are killer ducks. like that Monty Python rabbit.
With the sign as a warning, we walked with caution, though the ducks (and geese) seemed rather harmless. It was a sunny and cool afternoon, and the birds seemed to be enjoying themselves in the brook that runs through Kandern. They made no threatening moves.
A little while later on the walk we came across the sign below on the main street, looking very similar to the one with the ducks. I think it means to drive with caution, children could be playing. That would mean the other sign just lets you know that there are ducks playing in the area.
What I can’t figure out is why I needed to know.