I arrived by bike early for Cindy’s small group ride, so did a little exploring around the immediate area of the ride start. Mama was attempting to lead her babies to the nearby pond that was quite securely fenced. She first got to a corner of the fence, found no opening and turned them around to try a different tack. I rode along that fence and saw there are no openings for her to get through to the pond.

Working hard to not stress her, I came back and slowly rode behind and next to the family, gently shepherding them to a gate opening that they had passed a ways behind them.

I got them safely and quietly to the opening and I think mama was happy.

Of course this had to be my photo for the day ;’-).

7 response to "DUCK RESCUER"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: May 27, 2021

    You performed an uncommonly kind and heroic act. And the picture is just too cute.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 27, 2021

    Very lucky duckies that you came along when you did!

  3. By: Laura Posted: May 28, 2021

    That is so cute. The hospital Jim was in is next to a park and three days in a row traffic had to stop for the geese and their young ones to cross the toad. I was amazed they weren’t killed on the five-lane wide road, but I didn’t see any squashed ones.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: May 28, 2021

    Fences do make it hard for wildlife, well done.

  5. By: NancyG Posted: May 28, 2021

    Thank you all for your comments — goes to show I am right when I say we ALL love being helpful ;’-).

  6. By: Scooter Posted: May 28, 2021

    What a great story, and what a great photo! I love it when we get a chance for a roadside rescue like this.

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