Entry: decamped (v.)
In context: "Some of the pond's flightier ducks have already decamped for points south, on some phylogenic cue..."
Definition: To go away promptly or suddenly; to make off at once, take oneself off: often said of criminals and persons eluding the officers of the law.
Other: I've always thought ducks looked particularly devious, perhaps criminal. Especially the flightier ones.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary