The Public Information Office reports the rescue of four baby ducklings that occurred on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:18 a.m. in Massapequa.
According to Police, Officers received a 911 call for an agitated mother duck dangerously walking into traffic on Old Sunrise Highway because her four baby ducklings fell through a sewer grate. Upon arrival, Officers could hear the ducklings in distress below ground, approximately eight feet down, but could not see them and the sewer grate was unable to immediately be removed. Four Patrol Officers and two ESU Officers worked together and traced the paths of the sewer systems to a nearby reservoir where they could still hear the ducklings in distress. They used the YouTube application on their phones to launch a serious of mother duck calls in order to lure the ducklings to the opening and all four responded, waddling there way to safety. Officers cleaned them up and reunited the ducklings with their mother in a nearby creek.