One duck, two ducks, three ducks .... four thousand ducks?
They were impossible to count as thousands of ducks wreaked havoc in Thailand shutting down a rural road as they stampeded across.
The rural road Nakhon Pathom, Thailand was blocked off as a seemingly endless parade takes over of a minute to cross the road with humorous play-by-play given by the videographer Jack Saranthat.
According to the Bangkok Post the driver, Saranthat, is complaining to a woman about the sudden stop in traffic, commenting on how the ducks will make him late for work.
“I’m not sure why these ducks are in revolt,” the man said, according to the Post. “You can see the great mass of ducks swarming on the road. They have now occupied the area entirely.”
This comment is more political than it may appear as is explained by the Post.
He was referring to the so-called great mass uprising, or muan maha prachachon, of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), led by former Democrat Party secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban. The PDRC laid siege to Bangkok for about six months, beginning in November, to topple the Yingluck Shinawatra government.
The Post reported that drivers on the road were patient and waited for the ducks to pass, adding that some said the drivers were “seng ped,” a Thai slang often used to express boredom, translated, “seng ped” literally means a boring duck.
As to why thousands of ducks were crossing the road? Saranthat told the Post that a farmer was taking the ducks to find food.
You can check out the full video above. The original has over 17,000 shares from Jack Saranthat's Facebook page and hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.