Cologne - It is the event that has taken the football - and wildlife - world by storm, lighting up the grim Bundesliga-less winter days and ensuring edge-of-seat excitement of a different kind.
Taking all the headlines
The inaugural BunDucksLiga has captured the imagination in Germany and beyond with 17 ducks and one frog contesting the first serious piece of silverware of the 2014/15 season.
With a nailbiting qualifying round over, the ducks (and frog) have already got the social networks stirring with anticipation for the final growing. The Stuttgarter Zeitung reported on how VfB Stuttgart only narrowly missed out on a place in the final after a photo finish saw their duck Karl miss out to FC Bayern München.
The news has spread to the other side of the pond too with the Bleacher Report summarising the three heats ahead of what promises to be a hold-the-back-page final. The infiltration of a frog in the running has caused something of a stir, although SV Werder Bremen's Otto will be among the runners in one of the most eagerly-anticipated sporting finals of 2015 - so far.
The BunDucksLiga comes to its exciting conclusion on Wednesday 28 January with the final to be broadcast on bundesliga.com and the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel. Make sure you don't miss it!