There was high drama in one back garden in southeast Asia this morning, after a confrontation between a huge cockerel and a much smaller duckling left the latter with two broken legs.
The cockerel, which stood around two feet tall, took issue with the duckling for seemingly no good reason whatsoever, and used its strong taloned feet to break the youngster's leg by 'kicking' it.
Once that was done, the cockerel stamped on the duckling's other leg, leaving it totally immobile.
All of the above was witnessed by the stupified Moys Kenwood, 56, who decided to redress the balance. With the help of his father-in-law, 75, he managed to isolate the cockerel, then bring it down by lobbing half a brick at it, injuring one of its legs. He moved in quickly.
What happened next, will not be forgotten in a hurry.
Kenwood grabbed the villain's legs and neck, and carried out a remorseless, not to mention relentless, attack on it, involving the outside wall of the house and the cock's head, which it would never have forgotten, if it had survived, which it didn't.
Severe and frantic clucking could be heard.
Kenwood said later:
"My wife said it's just the natural order of things, and how Nature goes about reorganizing her garden. I regard myself as part of the natural order of things, and I decided to give Nature a hand with her reorganization."