Philly Firefighters, Police Save Trapped Ducklings

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Michael Kenny
Firefighters were called to the corner of Red Lion Road and Northeast Avenue in the city's Bustleton section around 7:45 a.m. Monday to help the trapped ducks. The rescue wasn't so straightforward says Michael Kenny, who shared photos with NBC10.
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Seth Kaplan
The firefighters had to improvise and use duct tape to help pull the birds to the surface, Kenny said.
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Michael Kenny
Before long, the ducklings had been saved. Firefighter Tom Beck posed for a photo with one of the rescued birds.
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Seth Kaplan
Philadelphia Police officers also helped with the rescue.
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Michael Kenny
The ducks were put in a cardboard box in the back of a police cruiser for safe keeping while the rescue continued. They all came out unscathed. Kenny believes police took them to a nearby animal shelter for care.
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