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Pictured: A gull steals a duckling from its mother after suddenly swooping on the family.   The large-winged gull pounces on the unsuspecting birds and grabs the small duckling in its mouth.<br />
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The mother tries to protect her brood and puts up a fight but the gull eventually flees the shoreline with her baby.   Amateur photographer Peter Christian captured the pictures after spotting a 'commotion' between the herring gull and the mallard ducks in Langness - a peninsula near the Isle of Man.   SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS<br />
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