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Mandarin duck

Yeah, anyone who's watched all planet earth would have seen this, but it still cracked us up.



We're having a huge wtf moment over how the things manage to fall that far unharmed (yes, it's just a small light thing landing on a cushioned surface, but still). Plus they look ridiculous when bouncing.
Tags: bird, birds, duck
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