Human People Chasing Robot Ducks With Silly Nets

Oh, the lengths to which we go for our furry and feathered friends! In California, for instance, rescue trainees run around on the beach chasing mechanical, four-wheeled ducks around with big blue nets. Because nature, that's why.

The folks at California's WildRescue have instituted this unfamiliar training program to build a team of wildlife rescuers, people who can respond quickly and appropriately to injured wild animal sightings. This is a good cause! Sure, the methodology may lead to silly pictures like this one:

Human People Chasing Robot Ducks With Silly Nets

But it saves the lives of a few friendly fowl, it's okay by me. [WildRescue via SFist]