Cat’s got the cream and the ducklings love it

Anything the dogs can do it seems cats are always determined to do better.

When you think it can’t get any stranger than a Wicklow dog became a foster parent to six ducklings, we now have the story of the Clara cat who is breast feeding three ducklings.

Husband and wife Ronan and Emma Lally sent a video to The Mooney Show showing their cat treating the ducklings as if they were her own.

Initially, the couple had thought the three ducks had gone missing when they could not be found one day, but were astounded to see them being reared and fed by their cat who had just had kittens of her own.

Normally cats would eat the ducklings, but with hormones running high, the cat fully adopted the ducklings with the little yellow birds more than happy to avail of her offer.

 

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

More in this Section

Four die in crashes as RSA reveals road deaths are up 8%

‘Morning Ireland’ still nation’s top radio show latest figures show

20-40 teens were in historic Vernon Mount or its environs around time of blaze

Irish workforce increases by 85,000 in six years


Breaking Stories

Army remove historic artillery shell found in Kildare

No winner of Lotto jackpot

Stalemate between management and Irish Rail on issue of driver training

Prosecution finishes giving evidence in trial of three men accused of murder

Lifestyle

We can all be proud of the Pride movement

Telling both sides of Bobby Sands' story

Alopecia - what causes it, and how can we treat it?

More From The Irish Examiner