“With all the bad news going around, here’s something to make you smile,” wrote Fairhaven Animal Control Officer Terry Cripps on the Fairhaven Animal Shelter Facebook page. All three baby ducks were rescued and reunited with their mother.
The three ducklings fell into a drain at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven on 4/22/20. A woman who was out for a run saw the mother duck “pacing back and forth and visibly stressed out,” wrote Mr. Cripps in an email. The woman heard the ducklings and called police.
Mr. Cripps arrived on the scene and used a Halligan tool to remove the drain cover, and then used a net to scoop up the ducklings. The special tool was purchased specifically for the Animal Control Department so the Fire Department would not have to be called every time this happens.
Mr. Cripps said it happens “quite often this time of year,” and said there was another incident on Alden Road the next day, and those ducklings were also saved.
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