Baby ducks rescued from storm drain after mother quacks for help

BRANDON, Fla. — Eight baby ducks fell through a stormwater grate but were rescued after their mother stayed close by, waddling around and quacking loudly for help, according to WTSP.

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Help came.

The mother duck’s frantic quacking attracted the attention of a Brandon, Florida, resident who called the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, the television station reported.

Deputies arrived promptly and called Hillsborough Couty Animal Control for help, the county reported in a statement.

The animal control officers used a long-handled net to gently lift the ducklings from the drain and kept them temporarily in a cage.

They released them into a nearby pond -- and the mother duck followed them every step of the way. She and her babies swam off together.

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