HAYWARD (BCN) – A Hayward animal control officer managed to coax 11 ducklings out of a storm drain they had fallen into, Hayward police said Wednesday.
A dozen ducklings were following their mother across the Chabot College campus when 11 of them fell through a grate and into the storm drain, police said.READ MORE: Alameda County Board of Supervisors To Take Key Vote On Oakland A's Waterfront Ballpark
“The mama duck was quacking loudly after losing them and it raised the attention of a passerby,” police said in a social media post.
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College maintenance staff removed the grate, but the ducklings moved deeper into the pipes, police said.
Hayward Animal Control Officer Susan Perez, who is familiar with rescuing animals that have fallen into storm drains, arrived and coaxed the ducks back out one-by-one by playing sounds of a mother duck on her phone, police said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: UCSF Researchers Examine Impact Of Coronavirus On Young Brains After 3 Teens Develop Psychosis
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