Make way for ducklings

Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy ending as Mama Duck and duckling swim into Echo Lake

Story and photos from Shoreline Fire

Shoreline Fire, with help from their friends, rescued four ducklings from a drain on Aurora, only to lose one down another drain!

Fire blocks off the southbound lane on Aurora as a responder
reaches far into the drain to retrieve the ducklings, only to have
one fall in another drain. On Aurora just south of 205th St.

Herdling ducklings
The little one was rescued again and the whole family was corralled across Aurora, and down the street to Echo Lake.

Thanks to City of Edmonds, Shoreline CRT (Customer Response Team), and an awesome female resident who stayed with Mama Duck waiting for the rescue and our Fire Prevention crew.


Unknown May 19, 2017 at 9:12 AM  

Beautiful rescue and thank you to our firemen for their extraordinary efforts!

Anonymous,  May 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM  

Maybe for a couple months in the spring we could have some chicken wire small gauge covering on the drains close by the wetlands? There are probably babies we don't see going down the drains...

Deb Todd, Shoreline,  May 19, 2017 at 11:26 PM  

Way to go, Shoreline Fire!
Such a sweet story. Awesome job.
You're the best. Thanks! ;)

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