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NYC We met Monsieur Cerveau D'Oiseau at a pond in Central Park where he was hard at work training ducks. D'Oiseau is world renowned for his successful efforts teaching geese new migratory routes. Flying ultra-light aircraft he led young birds in formation on safer routes between Europe and Africa.
Using a similar approach but with model boats, the beak-nosed Belgian is attempting to train ducklings to swim in formation.
I noticed the long wake from mother ducks and realized that just like in the air, birds could swim more efficiently in a V-formation. The doctor flapped his arms in exuberant gesticulation as he compared the ducks to dolphins easily swimming beside a boat. It would be a feather in my hat to teach this generation more effective paddling, which they would pass on to their species, resulting in fatter, healthier ducks. We left our animal friend munching a sardine-seaweed sushi lunch amid the buzzing propellers and happy quacking of his flock that swerved and veered like a cursive V on crack.
||....expecting trained ducks to quack in harmony at revels for the departed......