Fred the Labrador, friend of the ducklings, “recidivates” by adopting a new orphan litter

As usual, Fred the senior Labrador has become the adoptive dad of a new litter of orphaned ducklings. The young waterfowl will stay with the dog, at the castle where he lives, until they reach the age to fly on their own.

A senior dog welcomed with open paws a sibling of ducklings abandoned by their mother, reported People Tuesday, July 5.

The canid in question is far from being an unknown, nor a novice in the matter. He had already made a name for himself in 2018 by adopting a first litter of 9 little orphan ducks. Visitors to the castle mountfitchetin L’Essex in England, already knew him as much for his kindness as for the benevolence and patience he showed towards his young proteges.

This time, fred became the adoptive father of 15 ducklings, as announced yesterday the page Facebook of the castle mountfitchet. The post includes 3 adorable photos showing the Labrador Retriever lying on the grass, the young waterfowl cuddled up against him.

Their mother had disappeared from the estate during the night and they needed reassurance and comfort more than ever. The reassuring paws of the dog awaited them.

fred watches over them, protects them and even serves them as a means of transport and a playground by letting them roam as they please on his back.

“A second nature”

Its attitude softens and appeals to many Internet users, but it is far from surprising its owner. ” During those 15 years, Fred spent a lot of time at the castle with the animals, and it became second nature for him to be among the various rescued animals. “, Explain jeremy goldsmith at SWNS.

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Illustration of the article: Fred the Labrador friend of the ducklings,
Mountfitchet Castle / Facebook

The dog will continue to watch over the ducklings until they become large and independent enough to lead their own lives.

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