Duck on a Rock

Bowling pin, tennis balls

A bowling pin (the drake) is placed on a large rock or a tree stump. One boy stays hidden to guard it. The rest throw tennis balls (ducks) at it in an attempt to knock it off. Once it is knocked off, the throwers all rush to retrieve their ducks. If one of them is tagged before returning to the throwing line with his duck, he becomes the guard. The guard can not tag anyone until he picks up his duck nor can he chase anyone till he, the guard, had replaces the drake upon the rock or stump.

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