Mighty Ducks!

No, I’m not referring to Oregon’s football team or Anaheim’s hockey team!  I’m talking about real ducks!  I recently traveled to Tengchong, the last real Chinese city before reaching Myanmar on the Old Burma Road.  Tengchong’s ancient town is less commercial than Dali or Lijiang and it’s a great place to visit.

To get a feel for how simple and quiet this ancient town is, check out the video (above) of some locals taking their ducks out for a walk in the evening!  (be sure your volume is turned up so you don’t miss the great sound of the duck’s web feet on the old street stones)

Here’s another video of a second group of ducks that came by shortly after the first group, including an interaction with local dogs (including 1 dog off-leash).

I’ve asked several local friends what these duck outings are all about…but no one seems to know.  Apparently, it’s an unusual sight, even for locals.

Hope you enjoy!

Copyright © Kevin Beaty, YUNEV and “Feet on the Ground…”, 2015.  All rights reserved.

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