MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Animals in Minnesota continue to impress people on the internet.
For instance, who could forget the athletic raccoon who in 2018 made an epic free solo ascent of a 25-story building in downtown St. Paul?
Now, the internet’s eye has turned to a Twin Cities duck that can play the drums, banging its little webbed feet on bongos and snares, maintaining a remarkably steady rhythm.
The result: memes.
Tfw I see the duck playing the drums with his beautiful little feet vid. pic.twitter.com/RVy9z7a6ws
— Elise Bell™️ (@eliseybell) January 24, 2020
Musicians and rap artists are playing with the feathered percussionists’ steady beats, creating whole new genres like “Duck Metal.”
— FamilyJules (@FamilyJules7x) January 24, 2020
The duck’s name is Ben Afquack, and can be followed on the Instagram account @minnesotaduck. Since video of Afquack drumming was posted last week, it’s been viewed millions of times and shared widely across numerous social platforms.
According to The Star Tribune, the 11-month-old duck lives in St. Paul with his 29-year-old human, Derek Johnson. The two go on adventures together all over the Twin Cities.
Recently, they’ve been to Nickelodeon Universe and the St. Paul Winter Carnival, where carnival-goers recognized the newly-hatched social media star.
Johnson told the newspaper that he recommends having a duck as a pet, noting that Ben Afquack loves to cuddle and gets along well with dogs.