Friday, January 16, 2009

Weird story: A duck hunter and his duck

Remember that story back in October about the duck hunter who was trying to rescue a duck whose leg was all caught up in fishing line? Well, this is even weirder.

The video below is the story of a Twin Cities duck hunter and truck driver who ended up with a greenhead as a pet. It's an adorable story for anyone - unless you're one of those nutballs who doesn't want humans to have any relationships with animals at all - but if you're a duck hunter, I guarantee you'll just fall all over yourself about it.

It's just another reminder of the deep appreciation human predators have for our prey, so counterintuitive to non-hunters but so obvious to us.

But I really do want to ask the guy if it isn't a little harder going out to shoot greenheads now when he thinks about his little buddy back home...



© Holly A. Heyser 2008

11 comments:

Live to Hunt.... said...

Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are. :)

Tom Sorenson said...

That is flat out awesome! And the guy sayin' "perhaps if we all had a duck, we wouldn't be so mad at eachother." That made me laugh pretty good.

Terry Scoville said...

Great story and I think he is right about if we each had a duck, it might be a nicer world to live in!

NorCal Cazadora said...

Yep, and he's also right about that duck needing to work on his landings!

Josh said...

This post reminded me of this story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/1905363.stm

Blessed said...

that is a great story! I wish I had a pet duck too :)

HELLEK said...

So cute! It reminds me of the kittens, but then anything cute reminds me of the kittens.

NorCal Cazadora said...

Kitties rule! Mine has been taking very good care of me for the past week. Oh yeah, Boyfriend has too :-)

Brandon Darnell said...

I think he's trying to train it as a spy.

Kristine said...

I love this video. He's right, maybe if more people had a duck they wouldn't be so angry.

SimplyOutdoors said...

Now that is too funny. I think all of us need a pet duck.