Owl mistook a duck’s egg for himself and ended up becoming the mom of a duckling

The animal world is really amazing and fascinating. We all have studied that animals are very aggressive, and they mercilessly eat 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 others who are different from them, but there are also cases where the power of love and affection extinguishes these instincts.

It’s no secret that a mother’s love can’t be compared with anything. 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 mother but about an owl mother who tried to be the mother of a baby duckling.

Image Credits & More: Laurie Wolf Artist | wildworksgallery.com

This owl mother in our story has decided to nest in the garden of Wolf Laurie, 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 Laurie understood that it was not an owl but a duckling upon observation.
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.

Christian Artuso, director of the Canadian Ornithology Foundation, mentioned that “it’s not often documented, but it certainly happens. Sometimes the female duck laid 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 event too!

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