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07-18-2001, 06:25 AM
Now here's a rescue story with a difference!

Mother Duck Calls Police

July 13 When a family of ducklings fell down a Vancouver sewer grate
their mother did what any parent would do. She got help from a passing
police officer.
Vancouver police officer Ray Peterson admitted he was not sure what to
make of the duck that grabbed him by the pant leg while he was on foot
patrol on Wednesday evening in a neighborhood near the city's
"I though it was a bit goofy, so I shoved it away," Peterson told the
Vancouver Sun newspaper.
The mother duck persisted, grabbing Peterson's leg again when he tried
to leave, and then waddling to a nearby sewer grate where she sat down
and waited for him to follow and investigate.
"I went up to where the duck was lying and saw eight little babies in
the water below," he said.
Police said they removed the heavy metal grate with the help of a tow
truck and used a vegetable strainer to lift the ducklings to safety.
Mother and offspring then departed for a nearby pond. :)

07-18-2001, 10:23 AM
What a great story. I love it!!! Who knew ducks were so smart. :eek:

07-18-2001, 10:23 AM
How sweet! Sounds like she is an excellent mother! :D

Daisy's Mom
07-18-2001, 11:55 AM
That's so cute! I hope they are in a nice safe pond now :) What a good mommy duck.

07-18-2001, 12:48 PM
This is such a cute story! :)

07-18-2001, 01:06 PM
Thank you for the happy story.