A Duck Story
March 8, 2005 11:24 AM   Subscribe

Yikes! The strange case of the homosexual necrophiliac duck pushed out the boundaries of knowledge in a rather improbable way when it was recorded by Dutch researcher Kees Moeliker.
posted by Shanachie (17 comments total)

Before you click the link below, I'll warn you about the picture on that page with a male duck having fun with a dead male duck.
Here's a page with the abstract (or article, I'm not too keen with words like those) about Moeliker's findings (The article's a PDF).
posted by daninnj at 11:36 AM on March 8, 2005

I can't believe this hasn't been posted here before. The research is from 1995, and I thought this was one of those internet classics that had long since gone into the archives.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:38 AM on March 8, 2005

It was posted previously in a comment. Worth its own FPP in any case.
posted by elgilito at 11:42 AM on March 8, 2005

This is just so odd, and there are parts of the article that I find immensely (disturbing) amusing:

...calling 'raeb-raeb' and apparently looking for his victim (who, by then, was in the freezer).

...although in this case it is not known whether the necrophilia observed was homosexual or not as the victim had been run over by a truck shortly before the incident.
posted by Specklet at 11:49 AM on March 8, 2005

The first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard anas platyrhynchos...

Hmm. Given the subject matter, I suspect the first part of the latin name has been misspelled.

terrible, terrible, terrible joke.
posted by davejay at 12:22 PM on March 8, 2005

Reminds me of a friend who was researching combined sadism, necrophilia and bestiality, hoping to win a Nobel Prize. I told him that he was flogging a dead horse.
posted by Pericles at 12:25 PM on March 8, 2005

It's God's way.
posted by disgruntled at 12:50 PM on March 8, 2005

Wow. Perhaps the most amazing thing is that he went at it almost continuously for 75 minutes.
posted by mkultra at 1:03 PM on March 8, 2005

Hmm...so what you're saying is that even dead mallards are getting more action than I am. A disturbing article indeed, then.
posted by escapevelocity at 1:14 PM on March 8, 2005

Yesterday three male mallards were going at it at the duck pond across the road from me. I thought they were just confused or hormones were raging and no females were receptive. Who knew?!
posted by deborah at 1:34 PM on March 8, 2005

Maybe they're evil ducks, a la Eddie Izzard
"There’s a huge hole in the whole Flood drama, because anything that could float or swim got away scot-free, and it was the idea to wipe out everything, He didn’t say, “I will kill everything, except the floating ones and the swimming ones, who will get out due to a loophole." - Eddie Izzard
posted by nile_red at 1:35 PM on March 8, 2005

Fuck a duck...
posted by badger_flammable at 2:21 PM on March 8, 2005

just confused or hormones were raging and no females were receptive

I think they were recruited by another gay duck... was there a mallard swimming away with a toaster?

For your entertainment: Gay Duck Launcher.
posted by stonerose at 6:03 PM on March 8, 2005

animals have no souls... thats why humans are evil.
posted by Satapher at 8:30 PM on March 8, 2005

just confused or hormones were raging and no females were receptive

Somewhere all the single ducks were gathering and complaining how all the drakes they meet are gay, taken or full of buckshot.
posted by orange swan at 5:27 AM on March 9, 2005

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