We find wild animals endearing for many reasons. For example, if they’re fluffy, silly, playful, and lovable, we instantly adore them. How animals act when they’re confused is also very funny. There are drastic differences in the ways that humans and animals perceive and react to things. Take a look at this super-cute hawk who was completely confused over an ornamental duck, because it wasn’t responding to its threats.
The adorable video was uploaded by user Garybob on YouTube. It shows a hawk who was elated over finding a meal, only to discover that it was a plastic lawn ornament. Needless to say, an actual lone duck would’ve made a perfect meal for the hawk.
It doesn’t take long for the hawk to realize that something is off, and the bird starts displaying clear signs of suspicion and confusion. Then, it approaches the ornamental duck suddenly, only to get sternly rejected by its quite realistic plastic exterior.
However, the hawk is not the one to give up. The confused bird starts pacing and attacks the ornamental duck multiple times, trying hard to take it down using its sharp talons. While attacking, the hawk even looks out for other predators and potential food. This confused attack lasts for a good two minutes. After realizing that there’s nothing edible about this duck, the hawk abandons it and flies away.
The video became quite famous on YouTube, gaining over 1.8 million views and over 29,000 likes.
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This is not the first time that videos of hawks getting confused over ornaments were shared on the internet. Steve Grimme shared a similar video on Facebook, where a hawk was trying to attack a plastic ornamental rabbit.
Confusion is a universal phenomenon. Many animals, both wild and domestic, get confused, and their reactions are definitely adorable. You can check out the story of a golden retriever named ‘Moose’ getting confused over how mirrors work here. So, take a look at these wholesome stories, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!