LONDON: A duckling that was abandoned by her mother at birth has found a new home among a family of cats.

The baby duck was adopted by a feline called Tosia after she was separated from her mum when she hurt her foot in Olesnica, Poland.

‘Tosia came walking into the kitchen one day with something in her mouth,’ said the cat’s owner Ryszard Andrzejczuk. ‘At first I thought it was a mouse or something, but then she placed it on the ground and I saw it was a little duckling.’

The 68-year-old added the female cat and the duckling were now inseparable, with the bird also being welcomed in by Tosia’s kittens.

He said the young cats allowed the duckling to share their bowl of water, and the whole happy family has also been pictured snuggling together and hanging out. This isn’t the first time a cat has taken in a duckling. In May video emerged of a tabby breastfeeding three baby ducks in Ireland.–MN