Identity crisis

swans
@besweet (7230)
Greece
October 1, 2015 2:02pm CST
I find this picture very funny. The caption is from last week, I was walking by the port and these beautiful swans came towards me. Then I noticed that this cute duck is hanging out with the swans. The duck possibly thinks it's one of them. Do you think he has identity crisis?
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 15
Poor duck, I wonder if it saw the cartoon "The ugly duckling", it thinks it will become a swan.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
haha.. Maybe he already thinks he is a swan. It seems like they also accepted him as one of them.
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@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 15
@besweet We are near the Lake of Como, and the Lake of Lugano, I noticed that among a group of swans there are always a few mallard ducks. They are funny.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
4 Oct 15
@LadyDuck I think they swim together sometimes but they are still have their seperate groups. It is possible that they also had groups of more ducks and swans further away, even though I didn't see any more of them when I was walking at the port.
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@jaboUK (53398)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 15
Different species can co-exist quite happily. I had a goat as a companion to a horse once, but I don't know if the goat thought he was a horse, or the horse thought he was a goat, or if they were both happy with who they were. I do know that they enjoyed each other's company.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
It sounds like an unusual combination. I was watching videos online and found this. It's a lanb that thinks he's a dog. haha
http://www.bandbullapool.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/TorranBnB Here's "Pet" the orphaned lamb who thinks she's a dog. "Pet", from a very young age started...
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@jaboUK (53398)
• United Kingdom
3 Oct 15
@besweet That's great, that lamb loved cavorting with the dogs.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Oct 15
Perhaps the duck is practicing a form of upward mobility in his social circles.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
Hanging out with the best has it's benefits. They were having fun together and the swans were very protective of the duck.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Oct 15
Maybe the swans raised it from an egg. At least, that is what I would like to think in my Pollyanna world
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
Maybe.. They were protecting the duck and always had him in the middle. It was cute to watch.
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@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
7 Oct 15
@besweet I bet it was cute to watch. You were lucky to get such a good picture.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
8 Oct 15
@simone10 They were swimming around the port for some time and I could get a few pictures of them. It was a great show indeed.
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@owstalaga (4509)
• Philippines
4 Oct 15
Maybe it likes the company of swans more than it's kind.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
5 Oct 15
Swans get more attention from people and probably more food. I would say it's a well designed plan.
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@cahaya1983 (10060)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 15
I read that identity crisis does happen in the animal kingdom! Apparently it's more common among cats and dogs, hehe. So...who knows? That might be the case with that cute duck.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
There are hundreds of videos of animals with identity crisis, they are so funny. I spent the whole afternoon watching them.
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 15
I reckon he's just figured out that people may throw food to the swans and he will get the scraps!
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
Haha maybe that's what happened. It was amazing because I felt like they were trained. The swans were posing with the duck for pictures, waiting for the food to be thrown for their efforts.
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@sofssu (14481)
2 Oct 15
I guess he has no prejudice.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
I think he was an equal part of the group. They were all happy together, posing for us to take pictures and then waiting for the reward food.
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
1 Oct 15
aww just like the Ugly Duckling who wants to be a swam..but they seem fine together..
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
2 Oct 15
They were hanging out with harmony and they were going everywhere together.
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• Greece
23 Oct 15
He might be lonely, I don't see any other ducks around. One of my cats hangs around with the dogs, I wonder if he thinks he is one too. He is definitely lonely because he fights the other two cats and they avoid him.