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Speeding duck clocked smashing speed limit in Swiss village

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Ducking hell. Photo: Polizeiinspektorat Köniz
10:29 CEST+02:00
A speed camera in the Swiss canton of Bern caught an unusual offender recently: a very fast, low-flying duck.

The bird was doing 52 kilometres per hour in a 30-km/h zone in Oberwangen bei Bern, an official image of the moment shows.

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Amused police posted the photo on Facebook asking readers where they should send the fine.

Normally, driving at this speed would involve a fine; police would also be notified given the 5-km/h tolerance limit, the Berner Zeitung noted.

In this case, however the culprit will get away without even a warning.

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