Owl Mistook A Duck’s Egg For Its Own And Ended Up Being The Mother To A Duckling
It’s hard to deny that the animal kingdom is truly wonderful and certainly full of surprises. It’s important to keep in mind that they act however they need to survive. While many animals are very altruistic, it doesn’t change their nature one bit.
But if you take a closer look at the animal relationships, it will show you that they are also connected to other animals by love and affection.
Even when they are instinctively driven to hunt and get rid of the ones who are different from them, there have been instances where they were suppressed by the power of love and affection.
A mother’s love is unforgettable and can never be compared to any kind of feeling in the world. Just like no other, a mother will always sacrifice her life for her children.
The story that we are going to tell you is not about a human mother but it’s about an owl who tried to become the mother of a duckling.
This owl mom of ours decided to make a nest in the garden of Laurie Wolf, who lived in Florida. It happened to be that Laurie was a photographer and she was much intrigued by the owl who decided to take refuge in her garden. The photographer knew that the bird would make for some interesting pictures and set about capturing this feat with her camera.
Being a photographer, she was naturally quite observant as this was a part of her job. One day she saw an owl with a duckling sitting beside it, which at first confused her. She initially assumed it was a baby owl but when she took a closer look, she realized that the duckling wasn’t a baby owl, just a duckling.
However, Laurie was advised by a bird expert to remove the duckling from the owl’s nest as owls sometimes feed on young ducks. However, the duckling moved out to a pond nearby on its own accord and Laurie thinks that the duck-squirrel must have heard its actual mother’s call.
Christian Artuso, the director from the Bird Studies Canada said that “it is not commonly documented but does happen for sure sometimes female ducks will lay eggs in nests of other ducks or closely related species”.
But the whole incident stays on our heart and we consider, this incident looks another beautiful side of the animal world and hope you’ll love it too .