This is Becker - my amazing Lab. Three or four years ago in eastern Utah on a 10 below zero day with well over a foot of snow, my two buddies and I put the sneak on a spring fed stream that was mostly open but had quite a few chunks of ice floating around. Because there was a bit of a drop off at the edge of the creek we got right up to it before the feeding mallards knew we were there. The first volley knocked down about half dozen and then we cleaned up a few more that were tails up when we first shot - ten in all. With a steep bank and all that snow, it was hard for him to get in and out of the water and he was having to break ice on some of the birds so I was a little worried and called him off after he brought us six or seven. Although shaking like a leaf he refused to quit until he had retrieved every last bird (almost all big fat greenies). We hurried the hundred or so yards back to the truck, put him in the front of the cab and blasted the heat on high. A few minutes later that crazy kid was raring to go again. Gotta love Labs! And, yes, that's an icicle on his nose. Second photo is from the same area a week or so before.