A group of local firies made a daring rescue of a flock of ducklings from a drain on Saturday 4 November thanks to a quick-thinking mother duck.
CFA crews from the Narre Warren CFA fire brigade rescued 12 ducklings after receiving reports that the ducklings had fallen into a drain behind Amberley Park Shopping Centre.
Responding to a call at 6.52 p.m. on Saturday 4 November, the crew spent 10 minutes searching when the mother duck guided them to the right drain, anxiously circling the right drain as she watched the firefighters remove the debris from the drain covering before lifting the drain cover.
Narre Warren fifth lieutenant Aaron Chitaranjan said when they managed to gain access to the drain, they found the ducklings huddled together.
“One by one we picked them up and put them in a box with the mother duck watching from a distance,” he said.
All ducklings were safely removed from the drain and reunited with their mother.