SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The world's largest rubber duck paddled into the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday.

The six-story bird kicked off the Tall Ships Festival in San Pedro, Calif.

The oversized bath toy designed by a Dutch artist has also been spotted in Australia, Brazil and Germany.

An estimated 250,000 visitors are expected to attend the five-day festival featuring ships from such movies as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Mutiny on the Bounty."

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