These creatures were brilliantly designed…. I can not look at one without laughing.
Hooded mergansers live on the creek my mom lives by… One day she told me she looked out the window on a day that the river was really high (consequently fast), and caught a glimpse of something rushing by on the surface. What was it? A merganser.
The image of a duck sitting on a speeding river, rushing downstream…. That just made me laugh really really hard. It’s like a roller coaster for ducks.
It was probably funnier at the time.