Ducks & Hippos, O My!

photo 4You know this fellow’s work, though you might not know his name.

He’s Florentijn Hofman, and he’s the fellow responsible for the Big Rubber Duck that just sailed into LA recently. (In fact, On The Scene Cuteporter Jennifer C. just sent us these first two shots. “Here are photos of the giant rubber duck (also conveniently displaying Rule #7.) Many readers may not realize it’s actually a parent! For reference, Baby Duck is about 10′ tall. Keep up the spec-quack-ular work!”

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Now, Mr. Hofman has another Cute Animuhl Project called HippopoThames! Check it out:

He built it in an area in London known as the Royal Docks, and then floated it down the Thames to an area called Nine Elms on the South Bank.

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It’s part of a month-long event called “Totally Thames.”

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HippopoThames will remain onsite until September 28th. (Or, as they say in the UK, 28 September.)

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IF U GO: Nearest Tube: Vauxhall. Nearest pier: St. Georges Pier.

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Photos via DesignBoom.com.

Rats, It’s Monday*!

There is NO WAY that this little McRatso is wearing AN EARRING AND A PIRATE HAT! “Talk Like A Pirate Day” isn’t ‘til September 19th! Arrrrrrr!!

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“Attached please find photos of Blackbeard, a pie-rat (seriously) I met while at the recent Los Angeles Tall Ships Festival, ” says Amanda B.

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“The earring was attached to the hat. No rat piercings, thankfully. I thought he was pretty adorable, as was the GIANT RUBBER DUCK!”

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[*Sure, it’s a holiday in the US, but not EVERYWHERE! -Ed.]

Hey, Los Angeles! DUCK! (Updated!)

Clipboard01The world’s largest tub toy has floated all the way to Southern California, (there he is earlier today, floating into the Port of LA) and you can see him starting today thru Sunday on the LA Waterfront, as part of the Tall Ships Festival LA. C.O. has covered Mr. Duck going back to 2009, (also here, here, and here,) and if you’re going to attend, we’d love to see your pix!

~If You’re Going~
* Tickets.
* Parking.
* Facebook.
* Twitter

Image from BuzzFeed.

Duck! It’s Rush Hour In Thailand

(Pro tip: Turn down the volume a bit as the guy in the car’s commentary is pretty loud irritating.)

Rush Hour in The Big T. Buckle UP.

From Boing Boing.

FWIW: Ducks Can’t Read

…so what good is it putting up a sign that says “WET CEMENT”?

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The C.O. Duck Onslaught continues: Juan C. sent this to us while having a Cheezburger for lunch.

Another Day, Another Duck

There must be something in the water. Or the air. Or..something, ’cause C.O. has gone to the dogs ducks. Why, on Friday alone we had three, yes, threedifferentduckster posts! Took the weekend off, but today we’re back with the cutest duckster video you’ve seen since, er, Friday. Check eet out, friends.

From Frîncu M.

Things R Just Ducky At Brown University

1507287_543009252483915_3053624763672250089_oIt seems a mama duck decided to hoist herself up onto a large flower pot by the science library on the Brown University campus in Providence, RI. (Time to download some kids.) Wednesday, they hatched! Of course, they have their own FB page…and U can read more at the Providence Journal. (Or “ProJo” in the local vernacular.)

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Featured image by Brown U. Photography. Video and other photos by Mary Murphy/Providence Journal. Submitted by Katherine G. and Annalise M.

That’s One Small Step For A Duck…

….one Giant Leap for…well, also for a duck.

Bowing once again towards the Napa HQ of T.O.

No Problem With Snuggling (The Sequel)

‘Member this post last week where the kitteh uses the chick as a pillow? We have a bebeh duckling sequel of sorts, where it’s the other way around, sorta. (Actually, they both use the hoomin as a pillow.)

FAVE FRAME : DUCKLING WEBBED FOOT STRETCH @ 1:26.

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From Frîncu M.

Hope Your Monday Is Turning Out Ducky

Just like this little fellow. (Or, er, little lady?)

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Wee little orphaned ducklings at the California Wildlife Center in Malibu, California, from KB.

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