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A group of 15 orphaned ducklings have found an unlikely foster father in the form of a golden Labrador named Fred after their mother vanished overnight.
Remarkably, this isn’t the first time time Fred has made headlines for his paternal generosity, having adopted nine orphaned chicks when he was ten years old back in 2018.
Four years years later, the ageing dog has become proud father to an adorable new raft.
Pictures show the ducklings huddling between his front legs and even on top of him as they lay together in the sun at Mountfitchet Castle near Stansted, Essex, where Fred is resident pooch.