We happen to be driving by as these little ducks were being rescued and it touched my heart to think all that fuss was for those poor momless babies.. nice story on Mother's Day or any day for that matter. Nice job guys....
Photos: Batavia firefighters rescue ducklings from storm drain
Submitted by Howard Owens on May 13, 2012 - 2:29pm
Seven ducklings lost their mommy on Mother's Day morning. Batavia resident Sarah Grice watched them helplessly as they all walked over a storm drain grate near the Bank of Castile building downtown and fell in. She called city fire and firefighters responded to rescue them.
Firefighters had to remove the grates from four drains on the north side of Main Street and round them up.
The firefighters then search a wide area of downtown looking for mom, but without luck.
Officials at Godfrey's Pond have agreed to take in the ducklings and care for them in one of their pens until they're ready to fly free.
Photos below submitted by Grice.
Made me Very proud of the Batavia fireman who felt the need for the rescue even though I am sure that's not in their job description. Thank you for all you do for Batavia, it really is appreciated.
poor momma is going to be heartbroken when she cant find her babies
Great job guys!!!!
thanks guys amidst all the sad things with killings and economic woes etc, its enlightening to see a feel good story, but.........i would ve put em in the creek cuz eventually moma duck usually isnt far away, yet......im sure that they will be taken care of where they are