Watch super surfing duck speed along Water of Leith in Murrayfield

A hilarious video captured a duck speeding along an overflowing river in Edinburgh yesterday.

Yesterday's wet weather was pretty 'fowl', but one lucky duck enjoyed the rapids caused by the heavy rain.
Yesterday's wet weather was pretty 'fowl', but one lucky duck enjoyed the rapids caused by the heavy rain.

Edinburgh local Jan McGuire filmed the mallard, while it rode the waves like a pro-surfer.

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After the past few days of rain, the Water of Leith was full and fast-flowing.

Despite the turbulent rapids, the bird easily managed to stay afloat – and even looked like it was having fun.

One Twitter user replied to the video, writing: “It’s the duck version of high speed rail”, while another remarked: “That's just quackers!”

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