Another Fine Feathered Mess You’ve Gotten Us Into: Duck Family Makes Surprise Appearance at Chiba Train Station (Japan in Photos)

Employees and passengers at Shiroi Station, part of Chiba Prefecture’s Hokusō Railway web, were aflutter at the appearance of a family of spotbill ducks on July 31, 2017. Despite the unfamiliar surroundings, the mother duck confidently led her brood through the ticket gates, presumably on her way to a pond located down the line. Fearing things could turn foul, though, station attendants and police flocked to collect the tiny passengers. The feathered crew was released outside the station unharmed. There was no bill for the service. (© Jiji)

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