Duck caught speeding in Switzerland

Spot the pun in this story (click on screenshot to see the original, which is reproduced below in its entirety):

The story:

A speed camera in western Switzerland has snapped a duck twice within a period of three days, Swiss police said on Friday.

The camera in Köniz, a municipality southwest of the city of Bern, picked up the first offense as a duck shot through the air 22 kilometers per hour (13.5 miles per hour) over the speed limit for vehicles.

“The duck was traveling in a low-altitude flight at 52 kilometers per hour in a 30-kilometer zone,” local police said in a statement accompanying a picture of the airborne speed fiend.

Three days later, the same camera snapped a duck flying at a similar speed.

But police said they could not determine whether it was a repeat offender or whether they were dealing with a flock of felons.

The duck or ducks were lucky to escape a hefty bill. Exceeding the speed limit by 22 kilometers per hour in a built-up area in Switzerland can result in an official police complaint, a fine and a minimum one-month driving ban.

The alpine country calculates fines based on the offender’s wealth. In 2010, it billed a Swiss driver some $290,000 for clocking 137 kilometers per hour in an 80-kilometer zone.

And a duck joke to complement the above:

A duck walks into a drugstore and buys some Chapstick.  He walks up to the register and the clerks says “Will that be cash or charge?”

The duck replies ” Just put it on my bill.”


h/t: Tom


  1. eric
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to the city’s quack police squad, they’ve captured the offender – one Mr. Drake – while he was taking a gander at the local watering hole.
    When reached for comment, the Police Captain merely stated “This fowl business will not stand!”

  2. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Dad joke, dude; maybe the ne plus ultra of dad jokes.

  3. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    I hope they quack this case, and nab those ducks.

    • mikeyc
      Posted August 4, 2018 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

      Ha! ^So far my #1 in this fowl pun cavalcade.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I think this duck will be grounded. Suspended license maybe?

  5. David Coxill
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    That duck will have the old bill (English slang for the police )after him/her.

  6. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    This crime will never fly!

  7. grasshopper
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Who snapped the pic of that poor duck? It was an act of sheer bustardry. A duck should have a little privacy, with no pekin, eider thought. But that’s the price you pay for doing Berne-outs in Switzerland.
    Forgive the wordplay, but I can’t help dabbling.

  8. jaxkayaker
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    The offender should be tarred and feathered!

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