Nova Scotia, Canada — Police, public works and a resident rescued five ducklings from a storm drain in the town of Truro, while the worried mother duck waited patiently, pacing back and forth on the scene. Constable Wendy Cormier said that the police got a call from a man who noticed a mother duck in the street about to be hit by a car. After investigating a little, the man stated that he heard some chirping coming from the drain. Upon heading on the drain, there the man saw the ducklings.
A public works staffer was on the scene within minutes to help remove the drain cover.
The constable did not hesitate to jump inside the storm drain upon heading to the scene.
"I couldn't get to the call fast enough actually to get them outta there," said Cormier. "I was the smallest one there, so I got picked to go down and fish them out."
When she got inside, she saw that the ducklings were walking in a pipe between drains.
The public works staffer got in the other drain and retrieved one duckling. Cormier rescued the other four while the mother duck stayed nearby.
"Once we got them out it was almost like she knew we had them and that they were safe," said Cormier, who put the ducklings in a box.
(Image Credit: Truro Police)