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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