Music: 'Valderane' by Gavin Ghee.
From Ireland's National Public Service Broadcaster, RTE, which was the first to report this:
We got a fascinating e-mail into Mooney, telling us of a most peculiar story: baby ducks who have been adopted by their arch-enemy... the cat! Yes, you heard right! Mooney reporter Katriona McFadden has been finding out more… Ronan and Emma Lally live on a small farm in Clara, Co. Offaly, and they e-mailed us to tell us that they "keep some hens. We got some duck eggs from a local lady and put them under a broody hen. Three of the ducklings survived. But then they disappeared and Ronan blamed the cat". True enough 'The White Cat', as they call her, was spotted a while later with a duckling in her mouth. But she wasn’t eating it - she was bringing the ducklings in to cuddle up with her newly-born kittens!
A cat from Clara in Co. Offaly has adopted 3 ducklings.