Rescue mission to save ducklings

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RANGERS have acted quickly to rescue five ducklings which fell into a drain in Cloverdale this week.

City of Belmont Chief Executive Officer John Christie said rangers were happy to help in the unusual rescue mission.

“A member of public noticed the ducklings in the drain at the back of the squash courts on Robinson Avenue,” he said.

Duck Tales

Here's a quacking story! 🦆 Our rangers rescued a number of baby ducklings from a drain at the rear of the squash courts on Robinson Avenue this week. All the little ones were successfully reunited with their happy mother.

Posted by City of Belmont, WA on Wednesday, 4 September 2019

“They reported the stranded ducks to the City of Belmont with rangers attending as quickly as possible.

“One of the rangers secured them in a cat carry cage and the mother duck followed them back across the road to the pond in Faulkner Park where they were released back onto the grass.

“The mother duck called the ducklings back into the water and they were all re-united.”

Mr Christie said it wasn’t uncommon to rescue ducks at this time of year.

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