SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

MIGHTY DUCKS. In today's Best of the Web, Wall Street Journal's James Taranto refers to an entry from a year ago about "the strange case of the homosexual necrophiliac duck." The Dutch journal's abstract says the following:

On 5 June 1995 an adult male mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) collided with the glass fa├žade of the Natuurmuseum Rotterdam and died. An other drake mallard raped the corpse almost continuously for 75 minutes. Then the author disturbed the scene and secured the dead duck. Dissection showed that the rape-victim indeed was of the male sex. It is concluded that the mallards were engaged in an "Attempted Rape Flight" that resulted in the first described case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard.


Nature is beautiful.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)

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