A mother’s love is so universal that it hardly needs to be defined. From humans to small rodents – every mother bear similar, if not exact, emotions for their offspring.
Sudha Ramen, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, recently shared a video that is both heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time. The video features a shallow hole in the ground with dozens of ducklings and their mother, signifying that it is probably their home. But there’s also a snake, slowly sliding down into the hole, ready to feast on the abundant young preys.
The mother is immediately aware of the danger posed to her kids and she begins to push her chicks out. Flapping her wing to shield them from the reptilian predator, she goes on expelling her children outside the hole as quick as she can, literally throwing them out.
Soon, the snake is completely inside the hole and has a hold on the struggling mother. But she doesn’t stop. Not until the last of her chicks are out safely and away from the danger. The video end with the mother flapping her wings as the snake coils tightly around her, in preparation of devouring her.
It has been viewed over 60,000 times. The video has made twitter folks emotional and appreciative of the motherly sacrifice of the duck.
Heart wrenching 😓 nothing, nothing absolutely nothing comes closer to the love of a mother 🙏
— Nila Madhab PANDA ନୀଳମାଧବ ପଣ୍ଡା (@nilamadhabpanda) October 22, 2020
Eyes moist on seeing this.. every parent will be touched, inspired and relate .. life’s not going to be the same for the little birdies.. rewritten in seconds.. 😢
— dsrihari (@dsrihari) October 22, 2020
Supreme Sacrifice of a Mother… across the Species….
— ANIL GOEL (@caanilgoel) October 22, 2020
every mother have sacrificed for their child😒😒….respect for nature’s law..🙏
— YOGESH DESHMUKH/യോഗേഷ്/ಯೋಗೇಶ್ (@YOGESHD94948211) October 22, 2020
Some people were offended at the video and wanted the camera person to rescue the bird.
Instead of taking this video should rescue the duck….
— Sanyasi 333 (@Iam_not_a_saint) October 22, 2020
Feels extremely sad to watch this! Such a supreme sacrifice mothers do for kids! I hope the duck got saved by the person who shot this video. It’s not right to make such videos. Instead one should try and save the creatures in danger.
— Madhu06579 (@madhud65) October 22, 2020
Others rightly replied it’s a way of nature.
And make the other creature in danger? Why you think the duck deserve more then snake to live?
— Bharat Maheshwari (@bharatmaheshwar) October 22, 2020
Some even went on as far as to accuse that the attack was planned.
This is scripted videos made for YouTube views … Please share something which is true and natural!
— Chandan (@CMNchandan) October 22, 2020
Even in that case, the mother’s sacrifice to save her children cannot be erased.