A quack getaway! Amazing moment daredevil duck races car down M23 motorway at 60mph

  • Roland Bowler, 33, spotted the speedy duck on the M23 near Gatwick Airport
  • It joined the motorway from the side of the road before cruising at 60mph
  • The video, posted on Facebook,  received more than 22,000 likes and shares

This is the incredible moment a duck was spotted keeping pace with vehicles on a busy motorway.

Roland Bowler, 33, from Strood in Kent, spotted the bird flying along the M23 near Gatwick Airport while sitting in his friend’s van on August 19.

Bowler was so shocked to see the duck keep pace with the flow of traffic that he started to record the animal on his mobile phone.


Roland Bowler, 33, from Strood in Kent, spotted the bird flying along the M23 near Gatwick Airport while sitting in his friend’s van on August 19

At the start of the footage, the duck is seen joining the motorway from the side of the road, already in flight.

The bird narrowly dodges a black van and enters the outside lane of the motorway.

In the video Roland is heard saying: ‘Look at him go. What’s he doing? 60 miles per hour. Go on boy. He’s having it. You’ve got to respect him.’

The duck continued heading down the motorway, maintaining its 60mph speed before eventually leaving the road again unharmed and heading off to some farmland. 

The Metro reports that Rowland, who described the scene as something like from from Wacky Races, said: ‘It got bored and decided, “France sounds better”. That’s no doubt where it was going.

‘This duck was having a laugh, it wasn’t in trouble. You know when a bird is in trouble because it’s trying to pull away from the motorway. This one was having the time of its life.

‘It didn’t have a care in the world. Some people were saying that the duck was scared, but trust me, that duck wasn’t scared.’

The video was originally shared on social media two weeks ago and received more than 22,000 like ratings and shares. 

Roland, who goes shooting in his spare time, thinks that the duck in the video may have been separated from a group because ducks normally fly in pods.

The average speed that a duck is able to fly at ranges between 40 to 60 mph.

Ducks are capable of maintaining this speed over the course of an 800-mile flight but then have to eat and rest for the next seven days to recover. 

Source: Read Full Article