So, in the middle of everything today, we ran across a hellaciously distressed momma mallard and a bunch of her baby ducks that had fallen down a sewer grate. Another guy was already trying to fish them out, so my friend and I called animal control before we tried to fish the rest of them out. When Animal Control got there, we had all of them out and the mother duck quacking very happily. I was surprised - none of us got snapped at or hurt. I was even holding onto a bag at one point that had all of them in it and she just watched me.
A policeman at Buckingham Palace holds the gate open so that a duck and her ducklings, from nearby St. James’s Park, can leave the palace forecourt. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images). May 4, 1964
mama duck decided to set up in a flower-pot on a balcony in frankfurt, a few weeks ago. yesterday morning the chicks were chirping - and within a few hours proceeded to look out from under their mother, and wander to the nearby pond.
turns out all 12 eggs hatched, so it’s a pretty impressive row of ducks.