Offbeat: Video - Super cute duckling amazes family after abandoned egg hatches in airing cupboard

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A loving family have welcomed their newest and cutest member - a duckling which hatched from an abandoned egg.

Nate Sharpe, 9, discovered the egg lodged in a wet plastic pipe in woods near to his home and felt compelled to save the unborn bird.

When he brought the find to his mum, Kirsty, she was unsure of its chances of survival. The youngster insisted that she helped him try to save the creature inside, so she wrapped it in his school jumper and placed it on a hot water bottle, before moving it into the airing cupboard.

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