Nation watches as feathers fly in Bowral

A clash between two feathered foes in Bowral has reached national news. 	Photos by Lauren Strode

A clash between two feathered foes in Bowral has reached national news. Photos by Lauren Strode

One of the offenders ducks away with its tail between its legs.

One of the offenders ducks away with its tail between its legs.

BOWRAL ducks are making national news.

Last week, the Southern Highland News posted photos on its website of a duck fight in a pond along Cherry Tree Walk.

There was plenty of ducking and weaving as the two feathered foes clashed before one chased the other down stream.

It was light-hearted coverage, but the incident has now reached national news.

ABC television show Media Watch posted a screenshot of the Southern Highland News story on its Facebook page with the caption "Duck fight! News from the mean creeks of Bowral".

The post received nearly 300 likes, 93 shares and 58 comments.

it appears that people are getting into the right spirit as there have been some very clever responses. Pistachio Cuthbertson wrote "duck fights or turf wars between rival quack dealers?", while Doug Baxter asked "did they get arrested for fowl behaviour?"

Thomas Herbert said,?"Well with such a shocking expose, I'm not sure how I'll ever walk near a pond the same way".

Benjamin Baker commented "rising water temperature due to global warming makes the ducks' temper rise. Turn off a light, save a duck fight".

Samuel Schulace asked "what is this world coming to? When I was a boy ducks didn't fight, not like this. Absolutely disgusting, thank you Lauren Strode for quality photojournalism and exposing the dark underbelly of our creeks and streams".

Maili Williams said "ahh my home town.. still the same I see? Full of thugs and ducks".

Ruby Seaward was glad to see the truth revealed.

"Those ducks have finally been exposed for the menaces they are - I was attacked by one a few months ago on the Cherry Tree Walk. He chased me and then ran up my back, pecking and finally clapping his wings around my ears! It was horrible."

So where to next for Bowral's two feathery friends?

Maybe international news?

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