Two years ago, Jolan raised several rescue ducks from various places and people, including those ones that people brought in to the local vet.

Last year Erwien came back with a bunch of ducklings.

And this year she came back again with a new bunch of ducklings and proudly presented them, just like last year. She’s such a good mummy.

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