Ducklings in Distress! Firefighters Save Ducks from Storm Drain
Their ordeal began early in the morning on Monday when residents heard the calls of ducks in distress. "An adult (presumably female, though we don't really know how to tell the difference) [was] making a great deal of noise near a storm drain cover," spokesman Allan Etter writes on the department's Web site.
Soon they discovered that the mother duck's four babies had fallen about six feet into a storm drain filled with water. That's when the firemen leapt into action, armed with a milk crate.
"With two members of the Truck Co. holding his legs, Sgt. Engles lowered himself into the drain and, using a milk crate, scooped out all four babies and brought them out of the hole," Etter writes.
Etter reports that none of the birds was injured and they were happily reunited with their mom after the rescue. Animal control is caring for them right now but they are expected to be released at another location soon. Cheers to these brave firefighters for saving the day!