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Like your ducks cute and fluffy rather than drizzled in gravy? Best look away now…
These images capture the moment a hungry heron plucked a tiny yellow duckling from the pond in Dublin’s Herbert Park – and proceeded to swallow it whole.
Photographer Paul Hughes took the shots after a week of stormy weather, which flooded the nearby River Dodder and left the grey heron unable to fish.