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Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.

Childhood Trauma is the most likely cause of this rare phobia.

My best guess would be some form of nightmarish childhood trauma. Maybe if a duck somehow entered a baby or toddler's room and snapped at them, then the duck walked away but never left the room. The baby or toddler would be transfixed at the duck, unable to sleep, and unable to leave the room, all the while wondering if the duck is going to come back and bite them again.

Also, this is not a real phobia, it comes from a Far Side comic by Gary Larson.

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What is Anatidaephobia?

According to Wikipedia and various other sources, "Anatidaephobia" is an irrational fear that a duck is watching you. It is not a real phobia. It comes from Gary Larson's The Far Side.

What is the phobia of ducks watching you called?

Anatidaephobia: The fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you. This answer was found in The Farside Gallery 4, by Gary Larson, page 61, lower right.

How many cases of anatidaephobia have been recorded?

I'm experiencing it right now, so that makes... one.

What phobia is the phobia of people watching you?

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What does anatidaephobia mean?

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