Dog raises ducklings after mother killed by a fox.

Labrador becomes dad to NINE adorable ducklings after herding them to safety

A CARING dog has become the acting dad to nine “mischievous” ducklings at a heritage attraction in Essex – even following him for a swim and enjoying a ride on his back.

The young ducks arrived at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted without their mother when the dog, Fred, took them under his wing and has been acting as a protective parent ever since.

The ducklings appear very comfortable with the dog and have bagged a ride on his back, followed him into the water for a swim and relaxed between his paws.

The cute ducklings have been photographed snuggling up to the dog, sitting on his head and playing with his paws.

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/963361/dog-news-Fred-ducklings-mother-dog-babysitter-labrador-Mountfitchet-Castle-Stansted-Essex

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