That Oscar Wilde statement wooda had even more meaning for U a moment after that duck was in hand.Nah. Ducks do that on their own.
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Reminds me of a stunt I pulled one time:
I was visiting some relatives when they were at a summer camp in Minnesota. I spotted a wild duck hen next to the shoreline sleeping on one leg, as shown above (or attempting to). I decided to sneak up on it. I would take small steps or movements and then freeze. Throughout the whole event, the duck would open one eye, look about a bit, then close it's eye again. After every eye-closing, I would do another sneak closer. I kept at it from about 75' away until I was crouched on the ground right next to the bird, easily within arms reach. When I was eventually right beside it, the duck opened both eyes, took a nice long look at me, and decided it was time to FLEE!I could easily have snatched up the wild duck by hand alone. I really wanted to grab it, but decided that would be a bit too mean. The little bird was just trying to take a nap.