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Ducks, Dogs and Other Animals Have Started Riding The Waves

Olean Times Herald

While it's well-known that chickens can't fly, it doesn't mean they have to be stuck as landlubbers all the time!

Karly Venezia (human) lives in the southernmost part of the Florida Keys and loves to take her paddleboard out for a jaunt on the water. However, she discovered that she wasn't the only one who wanted to ride the waves.

Turns out, her one-year-old pet chicken, Loretta, shares her love of the sea and one day decided to join her for a paddle around the islands.

"Loretta's very curious and follows us around the yard," said Venezia, "it only seemed natural to us to take Loretta paddleboarding and boating and things that we do with our dogs."

Venezia says she just loves to hang out with Loretta and that the activity calms them both down after a long day. "For us, I think, coming out here and getting to enjoy the beautiful sunsets is what makes living in the Keys so special." she says.

Loretta isn't alone in her curiosity of the great blue sea, as it turns out there's a lot more animals that believe in the benefits of this fun exercise!

For some animals, the love of the water runs deep. When humans are able to share in that connection the result is amazing (and often hilarious to watch).

Here's a few times people have been out SUPing and nature decided to tag along for the ride!

Like when 'Beep Beep' the duck decided he didn't want to get his feet wet

Or when this adorable puppy wanted to see what all the fuss was about

And an incredibly close encounter with a wild orca that will send shivers down your spine

Whether they're in or out of the water, it seems that the animal kingdom has a fascination with people out on paddleboards.

What has been your craziest experience on a paddleboard? Let us know below!