NAHANT, Mass. — Some feathery friends were saved after a Massachusetts state trooper rescued eight ducklings who had fallen through a storm drain grate at a Nahant Beach parking lot, according to police.
About 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Massachusetts State Police Trooper Jim Maloney found the baby ducks trapped in water under the heavy grate, Boston's WFXT reported. The ducklings’ mother and one of their siblings – the only baby duck who hadn’t fallen through the grate – were standing off to the side.
Maloney called the Department of Conservation and Recreation for assistance and also received help from Nahant’s Department of Public Works, Lynn Animal Control and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Tim Benedetto.
They pried open the storm drain gate and a Lynn Animal Control officer scooped the ducklings out of the drain with a net. The ducklings were placed in a cardboard box, which Maloney put in his police cruiser while waiting for the mother duck.
At 10 a.m., officials said the mother and baby duck came out of a grassy area. The eight ducklings were then placed in the area, and the mother duck immediately went to her babies.
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