DC firefighters pluck baby ducks from storm drain

Ducklings that were rescued from a storm drain by District of Columbia fire AP – Ducklings that were rescued from a storm drain by District of Columbia fire fighters are seen in Washington, …

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WASHINGTON – Firefighters plucked four baby ducks from a storm drain Monday after the rescuers heard the mother squawking for her hatchlings in a bustling Washington neighborhood known more for nightlife than wildlife.

Firefighters at Engine Company 9 noticed a duck “screaming at a storm drain” in an alley, fire department spokesman Alan Etter said. When they took the cover off the drain, they found four ducklings swimming about six feet down, he said.

The firefighters took all the ducks, including a fifth duckling that had stayed by its mother’s side, to a nearby police station, where they were handed over to animal control, Etter said.

I had baby ducks for pets. They are very hard to keep alive.

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