View Full Version : We saved some ducklings!!

04-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Last Friday on my way home from work Bruce called me and he was frantic. He said a momma duck was out front and some of her babies had fallen down in the storm drain. As he was talking to me the rest of them fell too. :(
He called Animal Control, but they had to deal with emergencies first and said this was the 10th call they'd received that day about the same thing happening.
When I got home momma duck was wandering around the grate quacking up a storm! The babies were also very loud. I was so sad for her and them.
A few minutes later the neighbors kids and friends were outside and one boy was screaming at the momma duck. I quickly marched out there and told him of the situation with her babies (mind you, he is not even 4 years old yet). He ran and told his dad about it. His dad and another couple from around the corner came down to look. After standing and discussing the situation for a few minutes, the woman said she could probably reach in and get them. She had very long arms!
She began bringing the scared babies out to the worried momma duck one by one. :D When there were about 4 left she could not reach them. So we were about to just wait for AC to come rescue the rest. But she was determined and asked for a pool net. Luckily the neighbor that was out with us has a pool so he went and got his.
We successfully rescued all ELEVEN :eek: babies! During the rescue another neighbor came out and began to shoo them into her backyard. She waited until we got the last one then we helped get them safely into her backyard.
I was so happy that lady was there at that exact time. Who knows how long it would have taken AC to get out here. I gave her a BIG hug!! :D
Of course I got some pictures!! :D

After some were out the momma duck took them FAR away from the grate.

Here she is headed onto our lawn.

And in the neighbors driveway.

I even got a picture of the rescuer in action!! :D I was so upset about the babies I can't even remember this womans name....darn it!

04-21-2010, 10:26 PM
A happy ending! :)The ducklings are so cute!

04-21-2010, 11:54 PM
Congratulations to the ducklings and momma, and give the woman another thanks from us when next you see her!

04-22-2010, 01:01 AM
I'm so glad to hear that you and your neighbors were able to save to little ducklings. They sure are cute.:)

04-22-2010, 03:55 AM
Congrats! They are so cute :love:

I hope the other people who called AC for the same thing could also rescue some more!

04-22-2010, 04:38 AM
Aww, they're so cute - and it's wonderful they were saved. That woman deserves a prize... how about buying her a cake! :D

04-22-2010, 06:31 AM
They are so cute, I love ducklings!! What a nice story, I am so glad you guys were able to save them :D

04-22-2010, 06:34 AM
What a great story! Yay to all involved!!

04-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Oh how adorable! Thanx for the heartwarming story and great pix, too!

04-22-2010, 08:04 AM
awwww.. baby duckies.. so cute!!.. glad they were safely rescued and given back to momma... I bet she´s most grateful for that..

04-22-2010, 09:16 AM
I'm glad they were saved. Ducklings are so cute. Which reminds I need to go check this local pond where a bunch of ducklings are around this time and they are soo cute!


04-22-2010, 09:24 AM
Thanks everyone! :D

Next time I see my neighbor (the one whose backyard we escorted them into) I'm going to ask her about them. I also need to ask my other neighbor this womans name again. And possibly where exactly she does live so I can send her a card and these pictures. :)

04-22-2010, 10:04 AM
What a sweet ducky story. So glad that there was a happy ending, and that babies and mom were reunited. :)

04-22-2010, 10:47 AM
What a wonderful story! Thank you, and God bless to you and everyone involved in keeping this little family together.

04-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Awesome job!! I love the pics. It's fun watching the momma lead all the babies. Thanks for helping them. :)

04-22-2010, 08:40 PM
That is just about the most wonderful story I have heard! There is nothing cuter than ducklings and their momma. Your neighbors are awesome!

04-22-2010, 09:04 PM
What a great story!

04-22-2010, 10:25 PM
YAY Cindy! Good work! Aren't those babies the cutest! I'm sure you've heard Denise's stories of our various duckling rescues. Ducks aren't the sharpest tools in the box and are forever getting themselves into trouble!

04-22-2010, 10:51 PM
What a heartwarming story I am so glad they are okay.

04-23-2010, 12:17 AM
Thanks! I was very proud of our hero for saving them. :D

Claudia, yes I have heard the stories of the ducks out there. I even helped Tawni try to find a place to come rescue them when they said something about draining the pond area. Oh, I wonder if Tawni told Denise about this! I'll have to ask her tomorrow. :)