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archanonymous

A place for the posting, analysis, and appreciation of all the fine duck buildings out there.


 
Jun 29, 21 7:55 am
archanonymous

Here's a few classics:




Jun 29, 21 7:56 am  · 
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Was going to post one and then realized this was the Bailey CO hot dog stand? Unless there are two like this in the state?

Jul 15, 21 12:35 am  · 
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archanonymous

Some fine examples of newer corporate work:



Jun 29, 21 7:56 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

A goose is still a duck, right?  It does quack (rather viciously... not speaking from experience).

The Wawa Goose Monument is shown in Wawa, Ont.
Jun 29, 21 7:57 am  · 
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archanonymous

Can you inhabit the goose?

Jun 29, 21 7:58 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

unfortunately no.... I have climbed it tho.

Jun 29, 21 8:00 am  · 
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midlander

this is just an attenuated decorated shed where the shed (log cabin) is separated from the decoration (goose) by some distance

Jun 29, 21 11:38 am  · 
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archanonymous

Here's a duck goose (as opposed to a shed goose):


Jun 29, 21 12:43 pm  · 
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archanonymous

From previous archinect threads, a potato, turtle, and cat:




Jun 29, 21 7:58 am  · 
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I love that dumb turtle.

Jun 29, 21 8:10 am  · 
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tduds

I almost spent the night in that potato a couple years ago. It's still on my list (it's outside Boise, as you might expect, and rentable on AirBNB)

Jun 29, 21 10:46 am  · 
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archanonymous

The potato gives me weird sensory deprivation chamber vibes.

Jun 29, 21 12:43 pm  · 
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Willie the Whale, originally at the first public zoo of Indianapolis, has since been moved several times.

 


Jun 29, 21 8:10 am  · 
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archanonymous

​OMG, this is true art.

Jun 29, 21 8:22 am  · 
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Ok, that was never at the Zoo when I went there. I feel cheated.

Jun 29, 21 8:54 pm  · 
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Jun 29, 21 9:12 am  · 
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archanonymous

Vaguely racially insensitive, but no idea what country it is in so maybe not. +1 for novelty, even among duck buildings. -1 for the rendition of that woman's face.

Jun 29, 21 11:41 am  · 
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Misssissippi, of course.

Jun 29, 21 1:13 pm  · 
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Jun 29, 21 9:16 am  · 
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archanonymous

This one is sublime. There's drawings of it around somewhere I think...

Jun 29, 21 12:40 pm  · 
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archanonymous

A few other dessert themed ducks:



Jun 29, 21 9:31 am  · 
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https://archinect.com/news/art...

Jun 29, 21 10:45 am  · 
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archanonymous


Oh lord, of course, I almost overlooked the arc.

Jun 29, 21 11:37 am  · 
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archanonymous

Is the Statue of Liberty actually a duck building? Discuss: 


Jun 29, 21 11:40 am  · 
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z1111

It depends on how one defines a building.

Jun 29, 21 11:56 am  · 
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On a quite specific definition ... does it have a C of O?

Jun 29, 21 12:20 pm  · 
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archanonymous

To EA - yes there's a museum in there and you used to be able to go all the way up to the torch, no? Not sure about after the installment of 9/11 fascist security state though.

Jun 29, 21 12:36 pm  · 
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I know, I figured that's probably one really quick way to define a building.

Jun 29, 21 2:08 pm  · 
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joseffischer

if the C of O/occupiable part is only the base, then it's not a duck building and just has a humongous statue on its roof.

Jun 29, 21 3:18 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Giving new meaning to piano nobile: 


Jun 29, 21 11:44 am  · 
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monosierra

Renzo would be proud.

Jun 29, 21 12:05 pm  · 
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Almosthip

Big Beaver in Beaverlodge Alberta

Jun 29, 21 12:05 pm  · 
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Building or sculpture?

Jun 29, 21 12:25 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Not a duck, I think.

Jun 29, 21 12:45 pm  · 
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Almosthip

It is more of a sculpture, but you can go inside and change the light bulbs

Jun 29, 21 12:55 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Do its eyes light up?

Jun 29, 21 1:11 pm  · 
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Light bulbs don't make a sculpture a building. Tell me when this gets a C of O.

Jun 29, 21 2:09 pm  · 
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archanonymous

I think if a squatter took up residence this beaver could become a duck. 

It's not necessarily the C of O, it's the acknowledgement that this is a place occupied by humans.

Jun 29, 21 5:10 pm  · 
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SneakyPete

Anyone for a bombing run?

Jun 29, 21 12:08 pm  · 
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JLC-1

.Barcelona - Fish by Gehry - License, download or print for £15.00 | Photos  | Picfair

Jun 29, 21 12:21 pm  · 
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archanonymous

I love this project, but it's kind of a sculpture isn't it?

Jun 29, 21 12:37 pm  · 
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JLC-1

so is the beaver, but they're both "built". Where's the line between sculpture and architecture? Where's the line between duck and fish?

Jun 29, 21 12:42 pm  · 
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archanonymous

That's the real question, isn't it?

Jun 29, 21 12:44 pm  · 
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tduds

"Where's the line between sculpture and architecture?" Bathrooms.

Jun 29, 21 1:56 pm  · 
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JLC-1

this?bathroom, group camping area, Congaree National Park, October 2014 -  Picture of Congaree National Park, Hopkins - Tripadvisor

Jun 29, 21 2:29 pm  · 
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joseffischer

We do a lot of bathroom pavilions for DNR which I think are some of our better architecture... I sure hope they count as buildings

Jun 29, 21 3:20 pm  · 
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archanonymous

I would love to do some public bathrooms for parks or DNR or whatever. Sounds dreamy.

Jun 29, 21 5:09 pm  · 
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I've done one of those prefab restroom buildings for a public park. Pick your finishes and a few options, coordinate utilities and slab, shows up on site ready to be dropped into place. Biggest question was whether the owner was going to purchase it themselves, or if it was going to become part of the contractor's scope.

Jun 30, 21 12:58 am  · 
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archanonymous

A few more corporate bangers:



Jun 29, 21 12:39 pm  · 
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SneakyPete

Sponsored by Pornhub.

Jun 29, 21 12:53 pm  · 
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archanonymous

It's almost too easy with some of these new buildings.



Jun 29, 21 1:08 pm  · 
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Obviously suggestive but none qualify as novelty architecture.

Jun 29, 21 1:11 pm  · 
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tduds

These are dickorated sheds.

Jun 29, 21 1:53 pm  · 
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Jun 29, 21 3:36 pm  · 
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Almosthip

Here is a dinosaur you can climb in and look out the mouth, Drumheller Alberta

Jun 29, 21 12:57 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Love it! Plus everyone know ducks descended from dinosaurs.

Jun 29, 21 1:09 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Another habitable dino duck:


Jun 29, 21 1:09 pm  · 
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tduds

As made famous by PeeWee

Jun 29, 21 1:55 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

I've been to that drumheller one.

Jun 29, 21 2:55 pm  · 
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Almosthip

Got pictures of my 3 littles at the top and each one under its talons

Jun 29, 21 3:17 pm  · 
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atelier nobody

We used to drive past the Cabazon dinosaurs a couple times a year on our way to & from family camping trips - NOT EVEN ONCE would my dad stop and let us play inside the dinosaurs.

Jul 2, 21 2:32 am  · 
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archanonymous

Boats seem like a specific subset of ducks, and given the relationship between marine technology/ boatbuilding and modern architecture, there's probably more research to be done here:

Jun 29, 21 1:14 pm  · 
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atelier nobody

The Coke Boat

Jun 29, 21 3:34 pm  · 
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archanonymous

I'm not sure the Coke Boat is fully a duck. 


But damn it is a beautiful building.

Jun 30, 21 8:18 pm  · 
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Church, Taiwan. The Patron Saint must be Imelda Marcos. 

Jun 29, 21 1:23 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Pointy.

Jun 29, 21 1:53 pm  · 
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SneakyPete

Torn down recently.

Jun 29, 21 2:38 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Where are the preservationists when you really need them?

Jun 29, 21 2:49 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

Does this toilet-house count as a duck?  Asking for a friend.

Jun 29, 21 2:59 pm  · 
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z1111

Are you shitting
me?

Jun 29, 21 3:14 pm  · 
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joseffischer

omg, can't be unseen now

Jun 29, 21 3:21 pm  · 
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SneakyPete

Haven Hall at Syracuse looks like a toilet as well.


Jun 30, 21 12:15 pm  · 
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natematt

From the so called "Artichoke Center of the World," in  Castroville, California.

Get the deep fried artichoke hearts.

Jun 30, 21 12:15 am  · 
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archanonymous

I've been here - couldn't find an image. Great artichoke hearts.

Jun 30, 21 7:25 am  · 
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natematt

It wasn't that hard, just googled world's largest artichoke. Have some photos somewhere, but didn't feel like digging. h a.

Jun 30, 21 11:44 am  · 
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archanonymous

Ha yeah - I was looking back through old photos. I guess at a certain point I wasn't looking that hard, just reminiscing.

Jun 30, 21 2:56 pm  · 
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Elephant Building, Bangkok. 

Jun 30, 21 1:17 am  · 
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randomised



The Domestikator by Atelier van Lieshout

Jun 30, 21 2:15 am  · 
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joseffischer

x-rated minecraft

Jun 30, 21 3:38 pm  · 
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Old MacDonald had a farm
Ee i ee i—OW!

Jul 1, 21 4:21 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Love this one.

Jun 30, 21 12:33 pm  · 
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archanonymous

I guarantee you those silos don't have a certificate of occupancy, but I'd still call them ducks, not sculptures.

Jun 30, 21 12:33 pm  · 
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This thread will make some future undergrad architecture student's day. 

Wait, who am I kidding? Future undergrad students don't know how to use the search function. 

Jun 30, 21 2:31 pm  · 
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Low budget novelty architecture.

Jun 30, 21 3:02 pm  · 
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Childhood memory:

Jun 30, 21 4:43 pm  · 
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SneakyPete

Similar for me:


Jun 30, 21 5:23 pm  · 
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There used to be a boat house next to it.

Jun 30, 21 6:34 pm  · 
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archanonymous

Hmmm. If you take a house boat and put it on land is it then a duck building, or just a boat on land?

Jun 30, 21 6:50 pm  · 
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Not a houseboat or a boathouse but a house that was built to look like a boat.

Jun 30, 21 8:04 pm  · 
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archanonymous

In that case, definitely a duck. 

However, I am still curious about the answer to my initial question.

Jun 30, 21 8:16 pm  · 
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Snail House, Bulgaria:

Jun 30, 21 5:23 pm  · 
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(Note the duck.)

Jun 30, 21 5:25 pm  · 
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archanonymous

A true work of art.

Jun 30, 21 6:49 pm  · 
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I guess the duck makes this a decorated duck, i.e. a "duck" decorated with a duck.

Jun 30, 21 8:07 pm  · 
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midlander

(note the sad small penis)

Jul 1, 21 9:57 am  · 
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This is like a stereotypical bad trip...is that a all melting face/slug? Presumably intended to be playful?

Jul 15, 21 11:44 pm  · 
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Jun 30, 21 6:10 pm  · 
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Crap. Reminded me of this

Jun 30, 21 6:18 pm  · 
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archiwutm8

Miles, wasn't that a exhibition/sculptural piece on the UK? I fairly remember it but not by who.

Jul 1, 21 5:44 am  · 
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Alex Chinneck

Jul 1, 21 9:25 am  · 
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x-jla

Tony Hawks house?

Jul 2, 21 5:27 pm  · 
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tintt

Oh Lord, I misread the title as Dick Central. 

Jun 30, 21 11:48 pm  · 
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archiwutm8

Now, should we create that thread?

Jul 1, 21 5:44 am  · 
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midlander

look again at the snail house posted above...

Jul 1, 21 9:58 am  · 
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atelier nobody

We already have a Show Your Caulk thread - what more do you want?

Jul 2, 21 2:27 am  · 
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Burrrrrton

Funny examples of architecture, but, unfortunately, they do not take your breath away. I'm a fan of the renaissance.

Jul 6, 21 8:55 am  · 
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SneakyPete

cool

Jul 6, 21 11:38 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

I'm sure there are ducks from the renaissance period

Jul 6, 21 11:41 am  · 
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Burrrrrton

Love fasting for ducks? I think you understand very well what I mean when I speak of Renaissance architecture.

Jul 7, 21 8:55 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

Duck love & fasting? What are you going on about? This is a family-friendly site.

Jul 7, 21 9:01 am  · 
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gibbost

Duck Baby Band did a terrible cover of Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away'. Does that count for anything? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ky3Tc9qaz4

Jul 7, 21 11:36 am  · 
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SneakyPete

Duck? Duck? Goose.

Jul 7, 21 11:55 am  · 
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x-jla


Quack quack 

Jul 7, 21 12:09 pm  · 
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Regarding "ducks from the renaissance period" does this count (time-frame may be a bit off)?


Jul 15, 21 12:50 am  · 
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x-jla


Does this count?

Jul 15, 21 5:27 pm  · 
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archanonymous

I would say so. The original duck perhaps?

Jul 15, 21 7:14 pm  · 
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Example of classical duck:

a Greek mobile home.

Jul 16, 21 4:24 pm  · 
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How about?


via @seanw_m

Jul 16, 21 10:37 pm  · 
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Not for the squeamish!

The rear end of the duck. 

In case you ever wondered. . . .

Jul 17, 21 4:32 pm  · 
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