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Cuteness overload: Ducklings in distress rescued by Calgary Fire Department

Click to play video: 'Calgary fire crews rescue ducklings from storm drain' Calgary fire crews rescue ducklings from storm drain
Calgarian Steve Mallany captured this footage from the Evergreen neighbourhood. Steve noticed a mother duck doing circles around a storm drain where her ducklings had become stuck and called the fire department – May 31, 2022

For duck’s sake! When Steve Mallany spotted a mother duck in distress, circling a grate in his community of Evergreen late Tuesday morning, he knew he had to help.

He drove to his local fire hall and asked, “Are there any superheroes here?”

A truck was dispatched and crews helped pull about a dozen ducklings out of a storm drain.

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Mallany says he has seen deer, bobcats and coyotes in that park but never ducks until Tuesday.

He said he sent the video to highlight our local heroes.

“It shines a good light on our fire department.”

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