ducklings rescued from bottom of road drain by wildlife carers
family of ducklings has been rescued by Burnham-On-Sea wildlife
carers after getting stuck down a road drain.
World Wildlife Rescue's Graeme Thompson helped retrieve the tiny
ducklings after they became stuck.
says: "Mother duck was walking her family along a road through
Kingston St. Mary when she was spooked by passing traffic and flew
off. The babies scattered and some went into a nearby garden, but
three fell down a drain."
local residents raised the alarm. Vicki, who is another wildlife
carer, and I attended. The drain was quite deep. By lying on my
side in the gutter and stretching down I could just manage to touch
ducklings kept peeping out from the drain tunnel. Whilst I was lying
there, waiting for one to come within reach, I heard a passing motorist
stop and ask if he should call an ambulance!"
one showed itself, I managed to grab it and pass it up to Vicki
to be boxed. Eventually, after long waits, the other two gave themselves
up and they were brought to Secret World, where animal carer Sam
was delighted to take them into her loving care."
were placed in the protection of a heated incubator and, as with
all small bird and mammal orphans that come to Secret World, they
were given a soft toy to snuggle up to as a substitute for their
will remain in the care of Secret World until they are mature enough
to be released into the wild."