Thursday 29 September 2016

Quacking ringtone rescues ducklings

Published 27/04/2015 | 01:21

A mobile phone ringtone with duck sounds helped a firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain
A mobile phone ringtone with duck sounds helped a firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain

A duck call ringtone has helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain.

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Even with the realistic, reassuring quacking sounds coming from his mobile phone, it took Cody Knecht about 90 minutes to catch the first four baby mallards in the south-east Louisiana community of Slidell.

Chad Duffaut of St Tammany Fire District said Mr Knecht rescued the others after giving them about an hour to calm down, then a ll six ducklings were reunited with their mother in the canal behind a home, where people reported seeing the babies go into the drain.

The firefighters are clearly becoming a quack team. This is their second duck rescue in a week - they extracted one from a chimney on April 19 .

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