Duck gauntlet | video |

Female mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, with ducklings. Image: BrockenInaGlory (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

by Grrlscientist on September 15, 2012 · 0 comments

in Birds and people

SUMMARY: Why did the mother duck lead her ducklings across the road? To give watching humans a collective heart attack!

It’s an age-old riddle: why did the chicken cross the road? Even school children ask this, intending it as a joke. But when a mother duck decides to shepherd her brood of day-old ducklings across a busy five lane highway in Toronto, the ensuing drama is more gripping than a video game!

So why did the duck cross the road?

To prove she’s no chicken.

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Also note: reformatted and republished from here.

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Top Photo: Female mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, with ducklings. Image: BrockenInaGlory (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

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