The Canal & River Trust painted the markings on towpaths in London, and other large cities, to remind us we share the space with nature: "It just wouldn’t be possible to paint lanes on the towpath for all our different visitors," an organizer told Quartz, "so we thought the ducks could have one instead."
A photo, posted to twitter by a passer-by, shows the ducks waddling happily along, pedestrians on one side and a barge on the other.
"The duck paths have been well-received by the public," reports The Independent.
We are reminded that "It’s unlikely that ducks will stick to the lanes, which serve a largely symbolic function" and that one should still watch out for ducks even if one is not in the duck lane.
A fox got trapped in a coop and the chickens fucken murdered it. The unusual incident in Brittany took place after the fox entered the coop with 3,000 hens through an automatic hatch door which closed immediately. “There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks,” said Pascal Daniel, head of farming […]
This photo, courtesy of the British Tarantula Society, shows the recently-discovered burrow-dwelling spider [Birupes simoroxigorum] in its full glory. It’s been described as the most beautiful spider (more via Metafilter) but not without controversy.
The BBC, citing Estonia’s Postimees, reports that workers there “bundled a wild wolf into their car” thinking that it was a dog. In any case, the big fella was in big trouble out in the ice. Speaking to the Estonian newspaper Postimees, one of the men, Rando Kartsepp, said: “We had to carry him over […]
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