Watch: Taking the Plunge

Wood duck ducklings don’t just fall out of their boxes; they leap!



In this trail camera footage from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, viewers can see that ducklings don’t just fall unconsciously out of their wood duck boxes when it’s time to move out. Nor do the hens kick the ducklings out against their will. Starting their lives outside the nest is a conscious effort, and the little gamebirds take to it with a leap.



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