This Mallard mama did not turn her back on the mink that was running alongside her family on the Alsea River this morning.
The mink ran ahead; darting in and out of the riverside debris.
Mama-duck quacked and followed the mink to keep it moving and to let it know she was vigilantly protecting her ducklings.
She see’s her children are paying attention when she didn’t think they were.
I wonder what else mink eat? This one might not get duck for lunch.