06/18/2012 08:28 am ET Updated Aug 18, 2012

Charley The Duckling Runs: Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day (VIDEO)

Being a duckling can be tough. Between the growing and the learning to fly business, there's not a whole lot of time to second guess yourself.

Which is probably how Charley the duckling ended up thinking that this man with a camera is his mother.

He has no trouble keeping up, though. Just watch him in this video from 2010, sprinting like a pro and match his human counterpart pause for pause.

As far as stalkers go, this is pretty much the best case scenario.