The animal world is really amazing and fascinating. We have all studied that animals are very aggressive, and they mercilessly feed each other to survive. However, a closer look at the relationships that animals share with each other will show you that they are also bound together with love and affection.
Their instincts can make them hunt for others who are different from them, but there are also cases when the power of love and affection quells these instincts.
It’s no secret that a mother’s love can’t be compared. Only a mother knows how her heart beats for her children, and they would never think of sacrificing their lives for their children.
The story we are about to share with you is not about a human mom but about an owl mom who tried to be the mother of a duckling.
This owl mother in our story has decided to nest in the garden of Laurie Wolf, who lives in Florida. It happened that Laurie was a photographer, and she was intrigued by this owl who decided to take up residence in her garden.
Originally a photographer, Laurie was very observant, and one day the owl surprised her when she noticed a duckling next to the owl. At first, she thought it was a baby owl, but upon observation, Laurie understood that it was not an owl but a duckling.
However, Laurie was advised by a bird expert to remove the ducklings from the owl’s nest because owls sometimes eat young ducklings. However, the duckling voluntarily moved to a nearby pond, and Laurie thought that the duckling must have heard its birth mother’s call.
Christian Artuso, the Bird Studies Canada director, mentioned that “it’s not often documented, but it certainly happens. Sometimes the female duck lays one or two eggs in the nest of another duck or another closely related species”.
However, we felt that this incident shows another beautiful side of the animal world, and we hope you enjoy this wonderful incident too!