Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lucky Duckies

A friend sent me a link to this article and I just had to share because it was such a sweet story. An article in the Vancouver Sun told of how a mama duck tugged on a police officer’s pant leg in order to get his attention and save her babies. According to the story, Ray Petersen, a police officer, was walking his beat when a duck came up to him, started pulling on his pant leg and waddling around him and quacking. When Petersen shooed the duck away, he noticed that the duck went and sat on a nearby sewer grate. When he began to walk away the duck came back and repeated the process all over again. Curious, Petersen walked over to the grate and saw that there were eight ducklings in the water below that had obviously fallen through the grate. Of course, Petersen called in the cavalry and when Police Sergeant Kellens showed up to help the mama duck sat on the curb the whole time watching and supervising the rescue proceedings. Once all the ducklings had been fished out and were safe, the mama duck marched the entire family down to a nearby creek, where they jumped into the water.