A keen photographer snapped the moment an eagle tried to snatch a duckling from the waters of Panama Flats, near Victoria.
Christy Grinton shared a series of images of the fluffy duckings and the battle of the birds on her social media.
“When I arrived at the Panama Flats I noticed a very cute bunch of Mallard ducklings with their mom, 11 in all. After a few shots I went along and photographed a bunch of other birds. As I was watching the blackbirds, all of a sudden all the ducks started to fly, which means only one thing – eagle,” she wrote.
Grinton recounts the battle as the momma duck protects the ducklings and thwarts the eagle.
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