An unusual video captured by a passenger on the New York City subway shows a woman standing with her pet duck on a leash.
Maximillian Kirchoff posted the video to Instagram on Tuesday which showed the duck waddling around and quacking on the G train in Williamsburg. Kirchoff says he got on the Church Avenue-bound train in Williamsburg at the Metropolitan Avenue stop around 7:45 pm when he heard what he thought was a small white dog.
I looked up to see that the white dog in the woman’s arms was actually a duck, a few feet from me,” Kirchoff told amny.com. “It quacked a bit more and she let him down to walk around the subway, on its leash.” Kirchoff then started recording it on his phone as the duck quacks and waddles around the subway car.
One fellow passenger on the subway inquires about the duck, and the owner says, “He’s a pet. We got him when he was a chick.” “She also said that the duck lived with her pit bull and basically believes itself to be a dog,” Kirchoff added. “She then got off at the next stop, walking the duck as a small dog might be.”
Kirchhoff found the entire incident amusing and says he even had bird poop on his shoulder before walking on the train. “I laughed and she told me it was good luck,” he said.
According to the Department of Health, keeping a duck as a pet is illegal in New York City, in addition to squirrels, pigs, hedgehogs, and ferrets.
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[Featured Image Credit: Maximillian Kirchoff/Instagram- giant.life]