The odd duck

Today I was enjoying ice cream with my cousins and a family dog. We were by a lake, and were bracing ourselves for a showdown between the local ducks and the dog. The dog was being occupied and distracted by some soft serve ice cream, but the ducks knew what was about to go down. They were busy scuttling away and ruffling their feathers.

All, that is, except one. One duck stood his or her ground. She/He squatted down, and started quacking at the dog, almost as if to taunt him. We were impressed. Clearly the dog was much bigger than that duck! Even when the ice cream was done and the dog became aware of the ducks, that one duck moved away super slowly.

As the ducks swam away, all in a pack except the one, I was reminded of the literal definition of the odd duck.