No. It’s not a misprint. Yes. 5000. Yep. Ducks. Going for a walk, waddling their merry way along the streets of China on a weekday morning. They’re off to a feeding pond, lead by their farmer-owner. If you look carefully, it looks as if there’s someone else helping him control the movement of the ducks. But even with two people, it’s incredible they both manage that feat. It’s 5000 ducks for God’s sake.
So why is he taking them to the feeding pond? Why not feed them on the farm? Well, one of the reasons is to save on food. The other reason is because he believes raising them “in a wild way” will apparently make them taste better.
It looks bizarre seeing so many ducks on a road, with the ducks, the cars and the motorbikes trying to negotiate space, dancing around each other at times. Bizarre and surreal, but on the other hand rather special to see. You don’t see things like that everyday.
The farmer’s hardly ever lost any ducks on his walks. How is that possible? Only he knows. But in any case, there’s something about seeing all those ducks in such an unusual setting that’s made some people smile. Afterall, it’s made the news, hasn’t it?