Mama Cat Adopts Ducklings in Adorable Video

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | May 12, 2014 | 11:38 AM EDT

Ducklings went missing on an Irish farm, and the farmer thought the cat had eaten them. What he found is even more surprising - they were snuggled up to this mama cat, right next to her kittens.

Stranger still, the ducklings were breastfeeding (ducklings don't breastfeed, as they are self-sufficient virtually from birth.) The cat kept the ducklings with her, but found that they matured quicker than her kittens, and were soon taller than the cat. Watch this adorable video as she tries to keep them "in line."