Mystery killer duck revealed as sex-mad drake nicknamed Donald after nine victims found dead in pond

A MYSTERY duck killer turned out to be a randy drake nicknamed Donald.

Nine victims were found dead at a pond, sparking rumours of fowl play.

The mystery killer duck has been revealed as a sex-mad drake nicknamed Donald after nine victims were found dead in a pond
The mystery killer duck has been revealed as a sex-mad drake nicknamed Donald after nine victims were found dead in a pond

But the culprit was a dominant drake who drowned them by jumping on their backs to mate.

Witness Jack Lonsdale, 35, of Diss, Norfolk, said: “Donald is much fiercer than the other males, especially when it’s the mating season.

“We’ve seen him chase off or attack rivals. Then, when he’s got all the females to himself, he dashes round trying to mate with all of them.

“He’s so powerful, he often pushes them under the water. Luckily the kids haven’t seen it.”

Martin Fowlie, of the RSPB, confirmed: “Mallards have quite a violent mating ritual.”



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