Ronan and Emma Lally were anticipating on the arrival of their ducklings. However, when they went to check whether or not the eggs had hatched, they only found the remains of hatched eggs.
Instead, there was no sight of newborn ducklings on the farm.
The couple also has a pet cat of which they were suspected that the feline had done something to the newborn ducklings.
Afraid for the worst to happen, the couple went on for a search around the farm.
After a while of searching, they found the cat. However, it was not what they had imagined in the first place.
The ducklings were indeed with the cat as the feline took over the role as their mother
Apparently, the cat had only given birth to her litter of kittens just before the eggs hatched.
It was unknown how the ducklings ended up with the cat but the cat adopted the adorable ducklings just like her own kittens
More surprising, the mother cat also fed the ducklings
Ronan feared that the cat would do something to the ducklings due to its predatory instinct but Emma convinced him that it would be better for the unlikely family to stay together
After a while, the ducklings outgrew their foster mother and their kitten siblings. However, they still remain close on the farm.
Watch the heartwarming moment of this mother cat feeds and raises the ducklings like her own children here