Owl Raises Duckling After Mistaking Egg For Its Own

Laurie Wolf is a wildlife artist who is no stranger to eye catching imagery. While this photo appears to look like a tree, Laurie is actually calling it a bird box. A duckling and an owl are in the bird box, side by side. She explained the image in a recent Facebook post. A female wood duck had decided to fly off towards this box with an egg in hand.

UPDATE…….a bit later, the baby duck was in the hole by itself, calling for the parents. We believe they heard each…

Posted by Laurie Wolf on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It is believed that the duck brought the egg back to the tree and that the owl is responsible for hatching it. The baby duck was also seen calling for their “parents”. Laurie believes that they were able to hear each other, due to the fact that “it suddenly left the box and made a beeline for the back fence”. If you would like to learn more about this story, be sure to check out the full post from Laurie.

Since the photo has been shared, the comments have been pouring in left and right. We are smitten with these two as well. It is always nice to see animals of different species putting aside their differences and getting along. If only humans were able to put aside their petty differences in the same way. We are jealous of the fact that Laurie was able to witness this.

Hopefully, the humans who saw this story are inspired to make the necessary changes in their own lives. These pictures are definitely thought provoking, aren’t they? They make us wonder why we would ever waste time with petty disagreements. We all have to share this planet with another and it is high time that everyone started to act like it.

Laurie believes that the duck was eventually able to make their way back to their pond, so all’s well that ends well. Those who wish to find out more about Laurie’s work are welcome to visit the Wild Works Galley as soon as possible. If you are anything like us, you will find that there is much to see there. These types of photos always make our day.

Miranda Christian is the WPTV reporter who was able to spend some time catching up with Laurie after this photo was taken. Those who wish to hear more about her experiences are urged to check out the video below. Please do not hesitate to share this awesome and inspirational story with your closest friends and loved ones as soon as possible..

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