Misdirected mallards freed from storm drain by resourceful officer

Seattle Animal Control Officer Caryn Cantu has read the book “Make Way for Ducklings,” but on a recent workday she lived a version of the story about ducks making their way around a busy city.

Cantu responded to a report of ducklings trapped in a storm drain at Volunteer Park. The mother duck was pacing around the drain and quacking frantically.

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The grate on top was too heavy to lift so Cantu smartly hooked it to the winch on her truck and pulled it off. Once opened, Cantu used a butterfly net to reach down and rescue the ducklings.

Reunited with their mother, they and Mama Mallard happily waddled on their way.