|This cannot be happening! A tragic moment captured on film.|
The ducklings had business to attend to, so when the chicks were far enough away from their home town, they were dropped off with a cheery wave. However, the chicks were only small, and were not terribly streetwise, so when a smarmy raven offered to put them up for the night in her mountainside nest of twigs, they stupidly accepted.
They settled down for the night. But after a short while, Easter Chick One was awoken by her brother's screams. The raven was eating him for supper, and there was nothing either of them could do about it. She ran away as fast as her little legs could carry her.
|Quickly Easter Chick! Duck down into the shell - pretend you're a hermit crab!|
Whatever will happen next?
|Oh Minty! How could you?|
Addendum: bad news. The Easter chicks are both actors, as you are probably aware. They have been living in my house whilst the filming was going on for these blog posts. However, a couple of nights ago, Minty was seen batting one of the Easter chicks around, and it hasn't been seen since. The suspicion is that Minty may have eaten it. Oh, Minty, how could you?