Anatydaophobia - when a duck is watching you

Perhaps this is the strangest phobia of all the human fears encountered, of which, by the way, there are several hundred. People with anatidaephobia are sure that ducks should be feared, as one of them is definitely watching them. Whatever you do, wherever you are, the duck is watching you.

The name of this unusual phobia comes from the Greek word "Anatidae", which means duck, goose or any other water bird.

Like all phobias, anatidaphobia is associated with a real shock that a person experienced in childhood. As you know, swans, geese and ducks are quite aggressive and bite painfully. In addition, they shrill intimidating screams and flap their wings. A person susceptible to this phobia may have been frightened or nibbled by geese in childhood. Although the definition of anatidaphobia may seem funny, people who suffer from it are not laughing, since the symptoms of seizures are nausea, dizziness, and panic attacks.