Mother, ducklings reunited after Mich. road rescue

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Two women driving in Grand Rapids saw a mother in distress and knew they had to help.

It didn't matter that the mother was a duck, whose ducklings had disappeared. reports that Tina Miller and Jean Darnell saw the mother duck pacing Saturday near a storm grate in the median. They figured her ducklings had dropped down the grate.

Their assumption proved correct after a couple hours of searching down two manholes and using a scoop made from a metal gutter cleaner, plastic cup and hair tie. They rescued five ducklings with the help of a city sewer worker and Kent County sheriff's deputy.

Darnell says she's a mother, and "you have to save your children."

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