Claim: Photograph shows a duck stealing money from a woman’s purse.
Status: Real photograph; inaccurate description.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
used to seeing ducks with bills, but always their own, not ones they’ve pilfered from innocent
The explanation accompanying the picture above about AFLAC-trained ducks using ducklings to distract unsuspecting women on the street while they rob them of their cash is obviously someone’s fanciful invention. But knowing that still left us wondering just what was the context for this photograph.
As it turns out, this image comes from the
turned out to be a Western Union spot promoting the safety of Western Union’s money transfer service.
Last updated: 3 October 2006