Ducklings rescued from storm drain by Columbus police

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus police and animal care services rescued nine baby ducks from a storm drain Wednesday afternoon.

Two people heard the baby ducks’ crying around 1 p.m. in the drain near 7th Street and Pleasant Grove.

Officer Chris Strickland was able to remove two of the ducklings by hand and return them to the mother, but seven of the ducks were stuck in a different section of the drain about ten feet below the street.

Chris McDaniel with Columbus Animal Care Services arrived a short time later and used a net to remove the remaining ducks from the drain.

Officials weren’t able to reunite the remaining rescued ducks with their family.

McDaniel says the ducks are around two weeks old and appear to be in good health. They will be taken to UTOPIA Wildlife Rehabilitators in Hope, Indiana who specialize in the rehabilitation and release of animals.

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