Punch and Judy bird wacks his mate by Hilary Bralove (5 images)

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A large grebe can be seen smacking his partner over the head with a stick - like something from the puppet show 'Punch and Judy'.

While performing a mating ritual the male western and Clark's grebe accidentally picks up the stick from the lake floor instead of the traditional weed.

Then the male, attempting to court the female with a dance, inadvertently smacks his mate with it as he tries to impress her.

The humorous scene almost resembles the popular...
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