Horrified children were reduced to tears when a dog ate a duck alive in a park.
The owner of the pet is said to have watched on seemingly uninterested as her pet pooch bit into the mallard in Queen’s Park, Glasgow on Sunday.
Before the blood thirsty mutt came bounding towards it the waterfowl had been minding its own business atop the iced over-pond.
Members of the made emotional pleas to the owner as the dog chased the bird, begging her to call the hound off.
One witness said: “The owner of a dog just allowed her dog to attack and eat a duck alive.
“When the dog caught the duck, I asked her again to retrieve her dog and what did she do?
“She walked in the opposite direction and allowed her dog to eat this poor duck alive.”
The traumatised witness claimed children saw the whole thing unfold in front of their eyes and that youngsters were in tears before a young boy managed to scare the dog off the duck.
Sadly it was too late for the bird, who died at the scene.
The witness added: “When the owner was told by many people what was happening, she ignored the situation and sat talking to a group of people.
“People in our community should be more conscious of the people and the wildlife around us, we’re lucky to have this.
“I’m actually traumatised from what I’ve just witnessed and it makes me sad that the owner didn’t even attempt to get her dog under control.
“I’m a dog owner and if I was being told my dog was doing something of the sort I would immediately be trying to rectify what was happening.”
Police were called to the scene before they offered advice and assistance to the shaken up locals.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6pm on Sunday, 3 January, police were called to assist a member of the public at Queens Park, Glasgow.
“Officers attended and advice and assistance was given.”