OSP trooper helps rescue trapped ducklings

Salem, Ore. – An Oregon State Police trooper helped re-unite two ducklings that became separated from their mother after they slipped through a storm drain grate.

OSP said on Saturday, Fish and Wildlife Division Senior Trooper Hunter was dispatched to a call of several ducklings trapped in a storm drain in the Mission Street area of Salem.

People reported they saw a female duck and around 10 ducklings cross the street. However, the ducklings slipped through a storm drain grate and fell to the bottom of the drain.

OSP said city workers removed several grates and a manhole cover.

Senior Trooper Hunter used a net to rescue two of the ducklings. He and an Oregon Department of Transportation employee carried them to a canal where the mother duck was waiting.

The other eight ducklings were able to swim on their own through the drain pipe to the canal.

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