8 Ducklings rescued from storm drain in Columbia Heights

8 Ducklings rescued from storm drain in Columbia Heights Photo: Metro Transit Police

Updated: July 06, 2019 05:02 PM

Eight small ducklings have been reunited with their mother thanks to Metro Transit Police officers and the Columbia Heights Department of Public Works.

Officers Juan Peralta and Dmitriy Vecherkov were on patrol at the Columbia Heights Transit Center when they heard the mother ducks cries, according to an MTP tweet.


The officers' work led them to eight ducklings stuck inside a nearby storm drain. Columbia Heights Department of Public Works then assisted with the ducklings' extraction from the drain, which required drain covers to be removed.

The ducklings, though covered in mud, were OK and the family went on their way.


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