When Carson City Public Works employees come to work they know they have a full day ahead of them. But on this day they found themselves facing a work order they couldn’t “duck” under. It was a Carson City resident calling on them to rescue a long line of ducklings that got trapped down a street drain – and they couldn’t get out. And the mama duck was pacing nervously back and forth above them just absolutely beside herself with stress.
Public Works workers called the Carson City Humane Society to the scene and sure enough there was a whole gaggle of goslings just under the iron street screen. A brawny public works worker reached down and pulled up the screen, revealing the ducklings right below.
One by one the little ducklings were retrieved from what could have been their watery grave during a rain storm. When the ducklings were released they ran after what was a very worried Mama Duck. They all met up on the grass and quickly waddled off chasing after mom.
Public Works and Humane Society folks say if you hear a duck in distress near a storm drain just take a look down. You just might be able to save it.
If you need help, just call the Nevada Humane Society in Carson City at (775) 887-2171.