Ducklings Successfully Rescued at Edgewater Post Office on Monday
Edgewater photographer Jan Gratz was on hand Monday to witness and document the successful rescue of nine ducklings that fell into a stormwater grate at the Edgewater Post Office. Gratz said that a mother duck and her nine ducklings were crossing the parking lot when the ducklings fell in.
“The mama duck was quacking up a storm,” Gratz said.
She said it was then that ten peopled stopped what they were doing to rescue the ducks.
An employee of the Edgewater Post Office brought out a letter box and two men lifted up the grate on the stormwater drain. One climbed in and got the ducklings into the box.
Since the duck and her ducklings were headed towards the big pond across the street, the duckling rescuers took the rescued ducklings across Stepneys Lane. The other people who were assisting in the rescue rounded up the mother duck, then got her to follow the man who was carrying the ducklings in the box.
“Cars stopped in both directions,” Gratz said, while the crew made their way safely across the street.
“It was awesome,” Gratz said.