Mohamed Saleh from City Of Calgary Waterworks division holds up a baby duck that he and his crew rescued from a drain underneath Blackfoot Trail near Ogden Road SE. City police officers along with Saleh managed to rescue 8 chicks from the drain and return them to their mother on March 21,2012.
Credits: STUART DRYDEN/CALGARY SUN/QMI AGENCY
It was ducklings and a mother duck, mind you, but a group of Calgary cops, city workers and a bystander with a duck call horn still teamed up and took the time to pave the way for the heartfelt reunion.
The nine ducklings were trapped in a manhole along Blackfoot Tr. near Ogden Rd. S.E.
"Apparently they had asphalted over a manhole and there were some ducklings still inside," Calgary Fire Department Battalion Chief Al Magwood said.
But the fire department was actually called off, said Magwood -- it was the cops and city workers who rolled up their sleeved on this one, reaching down to fish the ducklings out one by one as a bystander lured them in with the duck call horn.
After some time, the ducklings were returned to mom.
"You don't hear a lot of asphalted duck calls but we do get a lot of weird animal calls (in Calgary)," Magwood said.