Sorry, there are no ACTION shots.
Saturday morning was gorgeous....
We arrived at the river at the same time
as Flash, Buddy and Ebony.
So we walked around the track together.
Roxy took off through the tall grasses
with Dui in hot pursuit!
They were chasing a couple of low-flying ducks.
When the peeps got close to Bella's favourite puddle,
this is what they found...
The parents were obviously trying to lead the dogs away.
Then all hell broke loose....hence the lack of photos.
Five dogs trying to get to the ducklings,
Flash, Buddy and Roxy were just interested.
Ebony much have thought they were a new kind of ball.
and the scotties.....went into hunting mode.
Peeps running everywhere to chase off dogs.
SHE managed to get Dui and Roxy on leads.
The ducklings decided Roxy was their mother
and were chasing her, trying to get under her for protection.
Ducklings carried back to the water....
Dui dragged off by J,
a hawk appeared.....
and a crow.....
Peeps were waving them off, trying not to step on
ducklings who were after Roxy again!
Finally, after several frenetic minutes:
Ducklings back in the puddle and
However, there was one fatality.
One baby deaded by a quick bite.
That was me, the Dui-man!