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375. Duckling Imprints on Dog

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According to Sara Hallager, a bird biologist at the National Zoo; �All baby birds, when they�re born, the first thing they see, which is usually the same species, is what they imprint on.�

So how did this duckling duo end up thinking a dog was their parent? It turns out it wasn�t part of the original plan when Frances Marsh, 25, and her family bought two two-day-old ducklings at a local garden center near their home in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

Yogi, the family�s 5-year-old corgi, was in the car that day and was instantly fascinated by the family�s purchase.

�They were in a little box. He just leaned his head over and licked them,� Marsh said.

Ever since, the ducklings, Biggie and �Pac, have chosen to follow Yogi, as if he were their mother.


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