Firefighters came to the rescue of nine ducklings stuck in a storm drain.
A frantic male duck caught the attention of Don McLucas as he got into his car Sunday. Then McLucas heard some noises coming from the nearby storm drain. The ducklings and their mother were caught behind the drain's grate.
McLucas went to the nearest firehouse for help. Capt. Matt Sawyer tells The Bradenton Herald that his firefighters have had to rescue ducklings before, but the small birds usually try to flee into even more hard-to-reach spaces.
On Sunday, the firefighters removed the storm drain's covers and climbed down to the ducks to lift them out one by one.
The ducks were released into a nearby field.