I wasn't hunting. I was with my daughter today at a municipal park which has a duck pond. At one point, I noticed two ducks run from the bank into the water and begin swimming across the pond. One was a female, with a white head and a black stripe along her throat, and a dark body. The other was a male, all white. The male was holding on by it's beak to the females "shoulder". The female was clearly trying to get away, and the male was holding on as the two moved toward the opposite bank. When they reached a point about 10 feet from the opposite bank, the female stopped. The male then climbed on the back of the female, transferred his grip to her neck, and tried to force her under the water. He dunked her several times, each time she bobbed up and he kept trying to hold her under the water. Suddenly, I saw her mate swimming as fast as he could to her. He was leaving a wake only a fast duck could make, and when he reached his struggling mate he rescued her from the assailant. The defeated duck swam away, and the happy couple celebrated. Have you ever seen a duck attempt murder? I have.