My setter and I often sit on the porch together enjoying a coffee. Yesterday a blue winged teal + 15 chicks walked by the porch . The setter was gone! The duck flew low down the highway with the setter chasing. Fortunately the cars stopped and and a pedestrian grabbed the dog. Could have easily had a dead dog to pick up.
(Mom returned and after an hour and a half we were able to net Mom and the 15 chicks and take them to a nearby pond. )