Mallard at Bells Beach (winkipop)

Subject: Mallard at Bells Beach (winkipop)
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:33:36 +1100
I just came across this article on a surfing website that mentions a 
mallard in big surf at Bells Beach. Seems very odd...thought i'd share: 

The whole article can be found here-

I surfed Winkipop last Sunday with a duck. It was the first ocean going 
duck I?d ever encountered; a mallard, metallic green head with black 
collar. I?ve seen plenty of penguins, muttonbirds, and gannets out in the 
lineup here, and I?ve seen plenty of pelicans from Melbourne in freshly 
purchased steamers, but I?d never before seen a duck. I looked at him; he 
looked at me. We were both foreign species to these parts ? me a New South 
Welshmen, him a duck ? and he certainly looked perplexed as to why he was 
swimming amongst six-foot sets when there were several peaceful lakes in 
the area.


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