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'Quack' thinking from Clearwater firefighters saves ducklings

Published:   |   Updated: March 12, 2013 at 01:25 PM

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Normally, a call placed to a fire department concerning a quacking duck might not draw too much attention from firefighters.

Except when the commotion involves a mother duck fearing for the lives of her babies.

This scenario played out Monday, and the result was a happy reunion for the feathered family.

Clearwater firefighters received a call from a citizen who reported a duck making noises of distress while standing over a storm drain near 1401 Court St.

When firefighters arrived, they found the mother duck hovering over the drain where her six ducklings were trapped below.

Using steel bars, the firefighters pried the storm drain open. One rescuer hopped in and lifted the ducklings to safety.

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