View Full Version : A good deed and tragedy all rolled into one.

05-15-2006, 12:53 PM
While out driving today, in the pouring rain, we spotted a mama duck trying to lead her babies across a small, but busy, road. One baby had already been flattened. :( :( and one baby lay hurt and kicking in the street. :( :( But mama duck wouldn't leave the one that was obviously still alive, and with traffic coming...............We simply stopped the car in the middle of the road.........I got out in the rain to place the hurt baby off to the side of the road............and herd mom and her 4 remaining babies off the road and into the grass.

The hurt baby won't live, :( but at least now mama and her other 4 should be safe for a while.

05-15-2006, 12:59 PM
All 4 babies and Momma would have been killed if you did nothing.

Thank You Jen!

05-15-2006, 01:22 PM
A man stopped his car in the middle of the busy road last week. from the bus all I could see was a man walking away from his car & had is arms in the air. I thought, GREAT just what we all needed, was some angry dude in the street.. When we got closser he was trying to chase a goose off the street :D

Ally Cat's Mommy
05-15-2006, 01:41 PM
Thanks for caring enough to stop and help - you are an angel!!

Anita Cholaine
05-15-2006, 01:47 PM
You did the right thing :) Thanks for being so caring...

05-15-2006, 02:07 PM
Aw, that was so sweet of you. To bad the about the two other duckies. :(

05-15-2006, 02:16 PM
Yes... you most certainly saved those who might have otherwise been injured or killed. Good job!!!

05-15-2006, 02:26 PM
thats too bad for the hurt guy, but at least u helped save the rest of the family.

05-15-2006, 02:29 PM
Good job indeed in helping the others to cross. RIP little duckies.

I always try my hardest to help a gopher tortoise off the road when I see one.

05-15-2006, 03:14 PM
That is wonderful that you stopped and helped. Poor little duckie babies... and poor mam didn't know what to do.

Last spring, I was turning onto a very busy street in the downtown area and what did I see? Mama duck walking her brood across the street! I stopped my car and parked it cross ways on the street so that no cars could get through and so mama and her babies could get across the street safely! Horns were honking... but I didn't care. Their safety was my main concern. They crossed safely and I moved on to my destination. Some knew what I had done, others probably just thought I was some lunatic!

Tubby & Peanut's Mom
05-15-2006, 04:10 PM
Aw, Jen, so sorry you had to witness this, but I'm glad you did so you were able to help the rest of the family. I just HATE people sometimes! The moron who ran over the one baby could very easily have stopped waited until momma and babies were all safely across, but I guess he was just too much of a moron and in too much of a hurry in his pathetic little life to care about a few ducks. :( :mad: :(

I really hate the way ducks and geese are really integrating themselves into our urban environments.....because of all the moron humans out there. :( Yesterday I was going through a mall parking lot and here's a momma goose sitting on a nest right in one of the islands in the middle of the parking lot! I wish the mall managers would at least put a fence or something around it so when the babies are born they don't wander into the line some idiot person who is so intent on getting to the latest sale that she can't stop for a few adorable fluffy babies. :(

05-15-2006, 04:44 PM
You have a kind and loving heart. :) I've seen pictures of people in
newspapers and such of people stopping traffic for some ducks to cross
a road but I've never come upon this situation myself. Thanks for making
a big difference. :)

Daisy and Delilah
05-15-2006, 09:52 PM
God Bless You Jen. What a wonderful thing to do :) Rest in Peace little ones :(

05-15-2006, 11:08 PM
You did a wonderful thing. Last week in NY Traffic was stopped for some ducks to cross the road to get to a lake. So sad about the other duckies. Prayers for those babies.

05-16-2006, 09:10 AM
I'm sure mamma duck was happy you came along to help her and her babies!
I'm sorry one was already gone and the other hurt. That's such a bad feeling, knowing you can't do anything to help. :(
Sunday I was driving and saw a squirrel that had just been hit by a car but was still alive. There was no way he was going to make it... so I helped him to the bridge. :( Then cried the entire way home...

05-16-2006, 12:24 PM
Last year I spotted a Canadian goose and her babies decide to cross 6 lanes of traffic. I stopped and astonishingly others (even a semi) followed my lead.

And this was in Detroit. Made me feel great that there were others that cared. :)

Thanks for helping Momma and her babies!