My wife, daughter and grandson were watching a hen and her ducklings on the neighbors lake when a large bass took one of the ducklings down. My family was horrified! The hen went crazy over the spot of the strike, beating the water with her wings and making a real racket. In about 5 seconds the duckling surfaced, only it's head and neck above the surface but heading for shore very fast. The poor little bugger ran out onto the grass where I caught it and examined it for injuries. Other than being covered with slime and soaked, which explains why it swam partially submerged, it appeared unhurt. I gently dried it off, and returned it to the hen and the other ducklings. They swan off and were gone completely in the afternoon. My family was happy to see the end results, but didn't realize what they actually saw was mother natures creatures life and death cycle.