Meet Long Boi. He looks like a duck and is quite long. Because he is so long, he has become rather popular on Twitter and has racked up more than 20,000 followers on Instagram, many of whom are surprised by his length.
This week, individuals on Twitter and Reddit asserted that Long Boi, a mallard duck that lives on the campus of the University of York in England, is the tallest mallard duck that has ever lived. Long Boi has since waddled onto Twitter and Reddit.
However, Long Boi does not consist entirely of mallard. According to his Instagram, he is a hybrid of a mallard and an Indian runner, which is a bigger bird that, according to the Audubon Society, may grow to be as long as 2 feet and 6 inches. According to his Instagram feed, Long Boi stands at approximately 28 inches tall. According to Snopes, Long Boi is of an average size when compared to other Indian Runner ducks, despite the fact that he is quite tall for a mallard duck.
“Despite the claims that he is ‘the biggest duck ever to have lived,’ he actually stands at just over 70 centimetres (about 27.5 inches), which is still quite tall in comparison to our other ducks,” said Zoe Duffin, one of two biology students who run the duck’s Instagram account. “Despite the claims that he is ‘the biggest duck ever to have lived,’ he actually stands at just over 70 centimetres (about 27.5 inches).
The enormous duck has become something of a celebrity on the campus of the institution, and he even has his own line of products, which includes stickers, T-shirts, and water bottles, among other items. The students at Bantshire University voted him the most well-liked of all waterfowl. On his Instagram profile, his fans post images and artwork that they’ve created featuring him. And it’s worth getting excited over when he’s mentioned in tweets.
On Twitter, users have been making fun of Long Boi by photoshopping him into historical paintings and dressing him up in trench coats, among other things. Twitter users have expressed interest in having him play for the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team, crowned him king, and inquired about his background.
Duffin acknowledged that “He actually is quite a superstar.”
According to an interview that Duffin gave to USA Today, Long Boi was spotted close to the dormitories a few years ago and may have been abandoned as an animal “Unwanted pet or animal.
” When they first found him, he “appeared extremely lonely and nervous as he didn’t fit in with the other ducks to begin with, and seemed to be bullied by them a little, and he didn’t fit in with the other ducks to begin with, so he didn’t fit in with the other ducks to begin with “— I quote her.
Duffin began providing Long Boi with food on a daily basis and began uploading images of him to Instagram at the same time. And now, according to Duffin, the duck is doing really well.
She reported that he had overcome his fear and was now interacting normally with the rest of the flock of ducks and geese. “He has relocated to a larger part of the lake where there are many other birds, and he appears to be extremely content in this new environment. He is very sociable and will come to say hello in exchange for some bird seed if you offer it to him.”
In the month of February, the Instagram account even caught a glimpse of the “Romantic boi taking his Valentine’s date for a lakeside stroll.” Chonky Boi, a tiny male Indian Runner duck, is one of Long Boi’s other prominent pals. Fancy Boi, a male Mandarin duck, and a pair of female mallards are also among Long Boi’s close companions.
It is not the first time that a viral duck has taken over the Internet like Long Boi has. Before him, there was the Hot Duck of Central Park, the Goth Duck who lived in the sewers, and the Drummer Duck who was a virtuoso.
According to Duffin, “Long boi is tremendously well-loved by both the faculty and the students here at York.” “The students are always incredibly eager to see him, and they get really excited when they get to feed him and take pictures of him. He is one of the most popular people on campus… Indeed, he is a legendary figure in the history of student life at York. I believe that everyone is really pleased for Long boi and his recent success in gaining popularity.”