A battle occurred at the Lee Metcalf National Refuge this past week. A Hooded Merganser was quietly fishing, looking for small fish and other edibles, when it spotted a huge morsel and reached underwater to get it. However, it reached back.

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Duck tries to swallow frog. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

The frog stretched out to block the duck's beak. And it began the struggle. The duck didn't usually get this kind of reaction from a fish.

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The outcome could've gone either way. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

Then, the struggle stopped.

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A possible escape? (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

Our photographer watched the duck float away and bullfrog was back underwater. The Hooded Merganser will look for a less lively meal.

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