Dad!!! Stopppp!!!

Little duckling “Charley” is getting taken for a walk.


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Alex W., Ant, and Ashley H. all sent this one in. Video by matizhan.



  1. Make way for duckling!

  2. KittyAdventures says:

    Run Forest! RUN!!!!!!

  3. Ok, ok, you’ve made your point. The duckling is imprinted. Now pick it up and cuddle it and apologize!

  4. Oh…oh my…*splode*

    Cleanup in Aisle 7.

  5. bob drummond says:

    Boy ‘oh ,boy ! I never a baby duck could run so fast ! WOW!

  6. The Original Jane says:

    Mean Daddy! Poor baby!

  7. 0:39 much faver frame

  8. Susan L. says:

    That poor baby’s chest was heaving when the owner paused in his running. The runner was a sadist. Cute duckling, very uncute scene.

  9. Lord love a duck already. would you please pick him up now and carry him home now?

  10. WIN!

  11. Poor baby. I never thought a duckling could run that fast or be that desperate to be with his “whatever” dad/mom. I would just love pick it up and love on it.

  12. 6rabbits says:

    “Nooooooooo! Dad, PLEASE wait for me! *pant pant* I’m tired Dad! Daaaaad, don’t LEAVE me!!!” Perhaps I identify too much with animals, coz now I feelz saaad… 😦

  13. I agree with the rest of you, he/she needs to just pick the duck uit and love on t. Although, I will say I used to live across from a swamp area and a flock of ducklings had imprinted on me while mom was right there, and as they got older…it was no longer fun or cute. They held me hostage once…I think they wanted to come into the apartment but they were huge and somehow I think my landlords would’ve had issues. You laugh, but I was stuck in my house for hours! 😉

  14. gah,,,*pick up the duck and love on it….* misspellings *sigh*

  15. Scatterling says:

    Not cute. Mean.

  16. either one. i hadn’t scrolled down, but i totally rewinded to catch the winglet action.

    duck dodgers flies again!

  17. um, ducks, see, they FLY A BILLION MILES A DAY when migrating. they are the all-time world champions of aerobic activity. this one was about as winded as you or i would get pouring a glass of meelks, i’d surmise. and if i had any cookies, i’d demonstrate.

  18. I’m so sorry. I fell over laughing at the image. Held hostage by ducks. Too funny.

    As for the video, that’s just mean.

  19. For crying out loud, people, the video is 47 seconds long. Forty-seven seconds.

  20. Every time I watch the video, all I can think about is the guy’s feet. One misstep and the ducky gets squished :/

  21. i know! it’s wrong to freak the poor baby out, and to make him run so fast. poor thing – he is afraid his mum is leaving him. not cool.

  22. um, see, this is a BABY and can’t do any of that yet because, you know, the whole being a tiny infant thing. and yeah, he was winded, and yeah, he was freaked out, and yeah, it was mean.

  23. curious says:

    Thanks, alexes, I felt the same way. Ugh.

  24. gmarie3 says:

    Amen to that! Not cool.

  25. Run, Forrest!

  26. SlaveToCat says:

    Oh now that is just Daffy

  27. Queen of Dork says:

    I don’t have a dad to wish Happy Father’s Day to…mine died a long time ago. (I miss you so much, daddy). But I can wish it for every body else’s dad! To all you dads out there, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!

  28. Ah yes, Happy Falker Satherhood everyone! (and if you don’t get that joke, you need to read up on cake wrecks)

  29. stbernardmom says:

    To the submitter: Be a good father for the rest of this trusting little creature’s, he is totally stuck on and depending on you now!!! Your stride to its was what, 75:1? Not nice, I agree.

  30. baileysgrandmom says:

    Well, too many years ago to mention, I cajoled a work-pal to join me for lunch in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, by the lake. Didn’t know she was terrified of ALL birds, large demanding ducks in particular. While I was throwing bits of bread to the 70 kajillion ducks at our feet, my (former) pal was cringing in a corner of the park swing, threatening me with all sorts of ill-defined horrors. Kind of ruined the whole ladylike image she was trying to project at that time.

  31. Fird Birfle says:


  32. laurielou2 says:

    That was my initial reaction as well. He needs to pick up Mr. Ducky already.

  33. Having lived with baby ducks and geese, I can confirm they scramble to and from everywhere. You move two inches to the right, and they scurry to you – just the nature of these fuzzies. If 40 seconds of chasing is going to do one of these babies in, these animals would have been wiped out long ago by evolution.

  34. dubyah1 says:

    ‘Daddy, don’t you squawk so fast . . . ‘
    Dadicated to the good man who ran behind me holding the back of my first ‘real’ bike: and letting go 🙂

  35. dubyah1 says:

    Amen: everyone calm the duck down, and note the title: being taken for a Walk. Up the driveway, and back to the house.

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh! I need a new book to read, Ivasic! I’ll Google that. I love when peeps on here recommend books. Because of this site, I read All Creatures Great And Small. Somebody on here said it was a must read. So I read it. And I’m so glad I did! 🙂

  37. dubyah1 says:

    Thanks, blair, have an oatmeal-cherry-chip, deelish with scientific milk.

  38. I second that emotion. That was MEAN!

  39. Did anyone watch any of the other videos after this? The one with Harry the duck and his kittens made my head asplode! Someone needs to post it. (I’d do it myself, but I don’t know how. *sniff*)

  40. What the eff – slow down dude, you have a baby duck trying to keep up with you. Where’s the fire?

  41. Word! People need to chill out and stop anthropomorphizing so haaaaard! Cute duckling runs cutely. Yay!

  42. He has to get something youtube-worthy, don’t you know?

  43. ShazzaNorth says:

    Not cute. Just plain mean. 😦

  44. 6rabbits says:

    You’re making me late for Father’s Day dinner! 🙂
    That is just freakin’ HILARIOUS!!! Thanks!

  45. Adorable. Seconds 35-40 are pure gold. I think it will be a tough childhood for both father and son, though.

  46. yeppers.

  47. LOLOL

  48. I had the same thought…pick him up cuddle him….boob.

  49. Adorable post of adorable baby duck running…. and people STILL find stuff to ’nuff about??? There’s just no winning.

    This post made me squee out loud. And for that, CO? I thank you,

  50. Kariann65 says:

    I thought the duckling was very cute! I’m not sure this exercise was mean, though. I did think his “Dad” should have picked him up at the end. And taken him home to get out of the rain.

  51. Mean? Nah. Get a life, peeps. Ducks in the real world don’t get cuddles from humans, so it’s not missing a thing.

  52. coronagold says:

    I don’t think it was particularly cruel, but it comes across that way on that edit of video. If at end of that vid the guy picked up the duckling and petted it, it would’ve saved the comment section a bit of grief.

  53. snurfles says:

    Thank you, I’ve been wanting to say that but was afraid I’d get attacked for it. I thought the video was very funny and the duckling is adorable.

  54. I’m not completely against this idea though. I raised an injured baby duck (my cat almost ate it…after the poor thing healed and grew up, we let him go in a marsh) once and they need to waddle on their own. But! The guy’s feet scare me so how about a nice remote control car or something to chase?

  55. Mamabear says:

    It wasn’t the rain part that bothered me, cause duckies love the rain. It was the walking/running so faaaaar. Every step you take as a human, that baby has to take a BUNCH of steps just to keep up. It is no where on the order of keeping up with a mama duck whose legs aren’t more than inches taller than baby’s.

  56. The little ducky is adorable, but this video makes me sad. I wish I knew what happened to the little guy after the dude stopped taking him on running sprints. WTF?

  57. Mamabear says:

    You’re right, they don’t get them from humans, they get them from their moms and their egg mates. They nestle in underneath mama’s wing and cozy up to their siblings. Since this little one seems to be lacking any duck family, this enormously tall man is his next source of security. It’s like we puny humans trying to run after a parent with 67′ long legs.

  58. NOT FUNNY. This poor duckling was desperate. In his little mind, keeping up was a matter of life and death, and it seemed as though the “parent” was trying to abandon it.

  59. I find the nuffing a bit extreme and annoying, but in this case they are correct. The human was a jerk and the duckling is no longer with us. Check out the comments he made to his own video and it becomes apparent.

  60. I agree with the nuffers, only because if you look at this guys youtube channel it is clear that this poor duck imprinted on him and he found it only amusing, didn’t take good care of the duck at all. A bit of research on youtube shows that the duck disappeared a few weeks later, presumabley due to a predator. The duck’s “father” posted the duck’s fate on a later youtube video, seemingly very nonchalant about the whole thing (caused a lot of youtube nuffs too).

    Poor duck, people who don’t have empathy for animals make me sad.

    Such a sad video, but no fault of CO, it would be very cute if we knew the owner of the vid actually cared for the little guy…

  61. pssst…. when i read comments like yours before i read the post, i’m too fraidy cat to watch the video so i don’t.

  62. I was thinking this exact thing! Poor baby is scared of being left all alone. MEAN! :-E grrr

  63. HAh one more agreeing.
    the duckling was fine.

  64. yeah, i saw his follow-up videos, too. he was just like “whatever” about the whole thing and even thought it was amusing that a coyote might’ve gotten the duck.

  65. I feel sad too.. poor wee thing.

  66. Brilliant! Nature’s awesome-est of creatures 😀

  67. that sucks.