Watch the video of Fred with his adopted ducklings:
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An 11-year-old Labrador, who adopted nine baby ducklings last year after their mother disappeared after giving them birth, has now become a foster dad to six orphaned ducklings.
11-year-old Labrador named Fred, who is the resident pet at Mountfitchet Castle near Stansted, Essex, is now a foster dad to six orphaned ducklings.
The mother of the six ducklings left them behind while wandering off and now, Fred is taking care of the orphaned ducklings.
According to LADbible, Jeremy Goldsmith, director of Mountfitchet Castle, said: “He took to his role like a duck to water.”
“Fred has got an absolutely wonderful nature. They absolutely love him.”
“Fred indicated straight away that there would be no ducking out of his duties as he settled in around them.”
“Within minutes the ducklings accepted their odd-looking new mum and were climbing all over him.”
Mountfitchet Castle shared the video of Fred and his six new ducklings on Instagram with the caption:
“Fred, the famous Labrador dog is not ducking out of his duties as he again steps in to foster seven-day-old ducklings.”
“The mother, a Muscovy duck, had fourteen babies but for some reason left half of them behind in the nest when she wandered off to the nearest pond with the other half of the ducklings dutifully following along behind her.”
“Within minutes the ducklings accepted their odd-looking new mum and were climbing all over him.” (Credit: Mountfitchet Castle/Instagram)
What an amazing dog Fred is! He is so caring and loving. He is like a father figure to the birds at Mountfitchet Castle.
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