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h/t Room 641-A
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:28 PM on May 13 [1 favorite]


After that, everyone can enjoy this video of a baby elephant demonstrating the proper technique for getting into a bath tub.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 1:29 PM on May 13 [12 favorites]


Here is a longer video demonstrating the natural grace of the baby elephant.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 1:32 PM on May 13 [5 favorites]


Seriously disappointed in the fact I was promised base-jumping, and not a single duckling tried hotdogging it AT ALL!
posted by Samizdata at 1:40 PM on May 13 [4 favorites]


We occasionally get to see similar duck-related antics along the Erie Canal (complete with peeps).
posted by thomas j wise at 1:42 PM on May 13


A++ did watch again.
posted by aniola at 1:59 PM on May 13 [5 favorites]


THE PEEPS
posted by howfar at 2:02 PM on May 13 [6 favorites]


10/10 strongly recommend...
posted by ivanthenotsoterrible at 2:16 PM on May 13


Last one in has the best flair.
posted by chavenet at 2:36 PM on May 13 [10 favorites]


Love how most of them took turns jumping one by one.
posted by tipsyBumblebee at 3:31 PM on May 13


Do elephants feel embarrassed? I felt secondhand embarrassment for the poor baby.
posted by AFABulous at 3:32 PM on May 13 [2 favorites]


Kind of like corks, but fuzzy!
posted by pangolin party at 3:37 PM on May 13 [2 favorites]


Loved, loved, loved this! Brave little ducklings!
posted by bookmammal at 3:58 PM on May 13 [2 favorites]


It's duckling rescue season...lots of lil' ducklings to save.
posted by Elly Vortex at 4:02 PM on May 13


I used to work in an office park with a bunch of water features, and I loved when we'd get ducklings. Then they'd leave and I'd be sad.

From the Related or more like or whatever, Ducklings Jump from Nest 50 Feet in the Air. Alert: puffs of down in slo-mo. Squee!
posted by Room 641-A at 4:40 PM on May 13 [2 favorites]




It's duckling rescue season...lots of lil' ducklings to save.

Coming soon to a theater near you: Ducks In A Drain, starring Samuel L. Jackson

"Get these mother-loving ducklings out of this mother-freaking drain!"
posted by swr at 4:53 PM on May 13 [1 favorite]


Absolutely adorable. Go ducklings go!
posted by gryphonlover at 5:22 PM on May 13


I was prepared to be all judgey over the vertical camera use, but was overcome by the cuteness. They even took turns!
posted by 4ster at 5:29 PM on May 13


Every year, Boston has a "duckling day" in the public garden on Mother's Day, but it's CANCELLED THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF STUPID WEATHER

I'm so bummed. I love the Make Way for Ducklings statue and seeing all the little kids dressed as ducks. oh well.
posted by dismas at 5:43 PM on May 13 [8 favorites]


Awful week, indeed. Hooray for ducks!
posted by grumpybear69 at 6:58 PM on May 13


They're good ducks, Brent.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:05 PM on May 13 [7 favorites]


"Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!" went Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Oack, Pack, and Quack, just as loud as their little quackers could quack.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:49 PM on May 13 [4 favorites]


To me the elephant one read not so much as a lack of grace about how to enter a tub, but rather a lack of grace as to how lay down and submerse oneself in the tub. She looked like she was having fun.

The ducks though - not only did they jump one by one, but then they skedaddled out of the way before the next one jumped.
posted by vignettist at 9:08 PM on May 13 [1 favorite]


This thread reminds me of an old joke:

Q: How do you get down off an elephant?

A: You don't. You get down off a duck.
posted by chavenet at 7:02 AM on May 14 [2 favorites]


When I saw this on Facebook, I didn't know how they would get down, and I actually chortled out loud when the first one jumped.
posted by lunasol at 7:10 AM on May 14


Happy Mother's Day! Please enjoy these yellow kittens.
posted by aniola at 7:33 AM on May 14 [12 favorites]


I grinned so hard at that I nearly split my face in half.

I for one look forward to the day when ducks take over from cats and dogs as the internet's preeminent avatar of cuteness. They are the best at cute, this video is proof.
posted by threecheesetrees at 8:20 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]


Oh shit, and those wood ducklings!!!
posted by threecheesetrees at 8:22 AM on May 14


Happy Mother's Day! Please enjoy these yellow kittens yt .

Watch the whole thing, it's marvelous!
posted by Room 641-A at 8:32 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]


> Please enjoy these yellow kittens.

You just made my heart go squish.
posted by davelog at 8:50 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]


not a single duckling tried hotdogging it AT ALL!
The last one off did a backflip though!
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 9:11 AM on May 14 [2 favorites]


Please enjoy these yellow kittens.

I love how they make a full 5 minute story about this (and the story is being continued while the video cuts off!). Only in Ireland. Can we have news like this here? I would buy a cable package if this was the news we had.
posted by Ender's Friend at 9:20 AM on May 14 [3 favorites]


Make Way for Ducklings

The Glover Elementary School in Milton, Massachusetts has a special tradition of providing sanctuary to nesting ducks inside the school's interior courtyard. Each time ducklings hatch the entire school helps guide them safely to a neighboring pond.
posted by Mick at 11:43 AM on May 14 [4 favorites]


I'm just going to be a Debbie Downer here...but the baby elephant video makes me sad. You can see the adult (mother?) wants to be next to the baby, but her front left leg is chained. She is straining against it with her leg in the air in the beginning of the video.
posted by janerica at 4:33 PM on May 14 [2 favorites]


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