Today I witnessed a brutal and vicious attack and could do absolutely nothing about it.
Four against one, the males ganged up on the female, holding her down as they each took it in turns to violate her.
It was a miracle she didn’t drown as they held her under the surface, holding her by the neck as they mounted her from the back.
She managed to get away twice, only to be overcome again by their number and desperation to mate.
It was noisy, it was violent, it was disturbing to watch.
It was Nature.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
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I feel very sorry for the animals when they are so out-numbered!
it seems very unfair when so many male mallards gang up on a single female. Luckily, she was OK and is still hanging out with three of the males as this is the little group that are always together. I think the fourth male may have been Lonely Duck trying to muscle in (and winning to some extent).
This however is normal behaviour for ducks.