Sarasota, Florida - A baby duck is in safe hands, thanks to Sarasota officials' actions over the weekend.
Sarasota Police say two officers were flagged down by a passerby on Sunday, in regards to a family of ducks that crossed US 41 at Wisteria Street. A duckling had separated from the mama duck and fallen down into a storm drain.
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The officers pulled out the drain grate, and with help from city employee Willie Butler, Sarasota County Fire Station 8 and an animal service officer, were able to pluck out the fuzzy ducky, safe and sound.
Storm drains are notorious for trapping young ducklings that fall through the grates. Here are some recent stories of more duckling rescues in Tampa Bay:
- Frantic rescue of baby ducks from storm drain
- 10 News photojournalist saves ducklings
- Ducklings found in South Tampa storm drain
- Video shows baby duck rescue in Largo
- Officer helps ducklings cross the road
- More ducklings, another storm drain, and another rescue
- Ducklings rescued from Carrollwood storm drain
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