Bad Luck Duck
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πŸ“Έ by Charlie Maraist

Black bellied whistling ducks make their nests in hollow trees.

Somehow this one managed to get its head wedged into that tiny gap, most likely by struggling to release itself.

The most compelling theory as how this even happened in the first place is just plain old bad luck.

You can see the opening to the nest at the top of the photo, either the duck made a miscalculation during landing or it was distracted/threatened by a predator in the nest.

In the end, we’ll never know.