Sometimes, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department deputies fight crime. In late July, a handful of deputies worked alongside county firefighters to help reunite a mama duck with her babies.
The ducklings had fallen into a storm drain, according to a report by Patch.com, and their mother was visibly distraught.
Citizens, firefighters and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department officials all came together to help with the rescue. It took a bit of time to rescue the babies from the storm drain, but once they were freed, they were “taken to a safe location and released.”
What’s more, is that the entire rescue was caught on camera. The video was posted on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page; it’s been viewed more than 6,000 times.
“Teamwork- ACSO Deputies, Alameda County Firefighters and San Lorenzo citizens worked together to save a mother duck and her 9 babies trapped in a storm drain on Grant Avenue. Great job everyone!”
Multiple residents have posted comments on the video, thanking deputies for their community service efforts.
Original article: Darling ducklings race to freedom following rescue
image credit: Alameda County Sheriff’s Department