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Police left baffled by Scottish duck mystery

August 5, 2019 | Comment icon 13 comments



Where did all these ducks come from ? Image Credit: Facebook / Police Scotland
Police in Scotland have been attempting to explain how a flock of 100 ducklings ended up huddled next to a road.
The peculiar discovery was made over a week ago on the night of July 27th along the B935 road to Forteviot in Scotland's Perth and Kinross region.

The ducklings were found huddled together in a large group at the side of the carriageway, seemingly unphased by their proximity to the road.

"We were called to the B935, close to Forteviot, at 11.30pm on Saturday," said a spokesman. "There was 100 ducklings close to the side of the road and they were ushered away."
It remains unclear where the birds came from or how they ended up there in such a large group.

"Anyone missing 100 ducklings ?" one officer wrote. "Not the usual Saturday night crowd control !"

There have since been several offers by locals to rehome the birds.

Source: The Courier | Comments (13)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Kaikou 3 years ago
I'll take 25 please.
Comment icon #5 Posted by pixiii 3 years ago
That picture is so cute of them all huddled together for warmth.  Good thing someone didn't run them over beforehand   
Comment icon #6 Posted by Kaikou 3 years ago
I know, right?! I would love to take them in and give them a home. Hope they're doing okay.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
They were going to cross the road to prove they weren't chicken. But, in the end they weren't game.
Comment icon #8 Posted by RoofGardener 3 years ago
So who is going to pay for all these ducks ?  Where do we send....... wait for it, wait for it. .. the BILL   
Comment icon #9 Posted by Mr.United_Nations 3 years ago
Could it be a duck nursery nearby? There are birds that look after the young, while the parents are out hunting. Penguins do this
Comment icon #10 Posted by MissJatti 3 years ago
What?? How cold is it up in scotland? I know we (england) having a shid summer so far, but 100 ducks huddling for warmth!
Comment icon #11 Posted by pixiii 3 years ago
Oh, good question, I'm in Australia and totally forgot you guys were in Summer!  I'm currently in Winter, hence I thought they'd be cold, poor lil things, silly me! 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Impedancer 3 years ago
If you see the police, duck !!!
Comment icon #13 Posted by ScotDeerie 3 years ago
Someone's herding dog was out and about most likely. They'll herd anything that moves. And ducks are rather compliant. They just probably figured if they didn't move the dog would go away -- AND HE DID!


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