The falcon is a predatory bird known for its gorgeous wings and ability to hunt the many species it encounters on its journey. They are among the world’s fastest creatures, and when they find prey, they slow to 360 kilometers per hour.
There is, however, a strange “duckling” who does not appear to be bothered by the presence of one of these birds.
Garybob, a YouTube user, was in a garden when he noticed a hawk speeding down to approach the property.
He wasn’t sure what had piqued the bird’s interest at first, but as he came closer, he realized he needed to get his phone and document the bizarre incident.
The hawk had spotted a duckling sitting quietly in the center of the grass from above and determined it was the ideal target.
The fact that it was a decorative duckling was lost on the bird of prey.
When the hawk approached his “target,” he was unsure how to react when he noticed that the duckling did not budge and showed no fear in his presence.
The sad falcon examined the ornamental duck from every angle and in every direction, looking for an explanation. The hawk was not about to quit up since the ornamental duckling was so convincing.
“This demonstrates that the concept was executed flawlessly. “Falcons have a very developed sense of sight,” one Internet user said.
When he touched the duckling with one of his foot, he was left with an amusing face of surprise when he discovered that it had no effect.
“He seems to think they’re making a joke on him,” one person said on social media.
The situation persisted for a few minutes, but Garybob did not divulge if the smart bird ultimately realized the duckling was not genuine.
“It also took me longer than normal to realize that the duckling was only for show,” a commenter on social media said.
The film became popular almost immediately after its publication, with almost 2 million views on YouTube. Hawks eat starlings, blackbirds, seagulls, pigeons, bats, and ducklings in the wild. It’s doubtful that any of them will get away after they’ve caught their victim.