Wednesday 21 August 2019

Ducklings rescued by firefighters with a little help from YouTube

The sound of duck calls on a mobile phone was enough to lure out the four birds.

A brood of ducklings (David Jones/PA)
A brood of ducklings (David Jones/PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

A flock of ducklings is safe after a firefighter used a recording of duck calls to coax some of them from a storm drain.

A video from South Metro Fire Rescue shows how a firefighter was able to scoop out four of the birds in the water at the bottom of the drain in suburban Denver.

Four others, though, were hiding in an adjacent pipe.

The firefighter held up his mobile phone to an opening in the pipe and played a YouTube video of duck calls.

The ducklings walked toward the sound.

The fire district said the ducklings were reunited with their mother, who was nearby.

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