During my conversation with this fowl-vendor, I observed these ducks for a while. The
vendor believes this works because, like people, some ducks are risk-averse, while others would rather walk away. Throughout our conversation, I only observed one duck at a time trying to escape – never did two ducks simultaneously attempt to walk away.
Consider the speed at which things learn, the processes through which they do so, what “learning” looks like over time/through multiple iterations, and what unexpected new behaviors can emerge on the other side.