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Reuters Thai duck drone footage goes viral

Reuters used drone cameras to produce a surprising and compelling video showing ten thousand ducks ‘cleaning’ a rice field in Thailand. After harvesting the rice crop in this part of central Thailand, a massive flock of ducks is released from a pen and instinctively stream towards the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the rice stubble. This way of raising ducks in rice-growing areas has long been a tradition in the area and other parts of the region. Thais call it “ped lai thoong”, which means “field chasing ducks.”

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Topics of Interest: Human InterestPolitics
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Asia
Countries: Thailand
Win Types: Storytelling
Story Types: Human Interest / Feature
Media Types: Video
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