As I was driving home yesterday, I noticed a slow line of cars that were stopping, starting, slowly moving out of their lanes, and generally acting strange. Then, as I moved forward, I saw what all the commotion was about:

Photo by Justin Louis

I was catching the tail end (no pun intended) of a duck commute. A whole group of ducks were crossing the street and causing people to stop, let them go, go around them, and generally make way for the fowl jaywalkers.

The nice thing about it - this is pretty normal in my neighborhood. Nobody got impatient, nobody acted like a jerk, everyone knew what was going on. People slowed down, stopped, let the ducks go about their business, and went on with their lives.