UNION CITY (CBS SF) – Firefighters had their hands full rescuing 10 squirmy baby ducklings from a storm drain in Union City on Saturday.
The rescue played out amid much laughter Saturday in the 4700 block of Cabello Street in Union City.READ MORE: UPDATE: Estrada Fire Containment 35%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded as Crews Mop Up
A cellphone camera captured the crew from Alameda County Engine 32 working to get all 10 of the tiny birds out of the hole and into a cardboard box.
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Video shows one firefighter deep inside the six-foot hole and a crew above, quickly grabbing the ducklings as he gingerly passes them up.
Mother duck stood nearby watching. Not a single bird got away.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data Error
The firefighters later released the ducklings in a nearby creek, according to a Facebook post and “reunited them with their Momma.”