Make Way For Ducklings!

Postby Marinepits » May 18th, 2009, 7:11 pm

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser ... arade.html

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Watch: Banker Rescues Darling Ducklings
May 18, 2009 5:38 PM

Joel Armstrong is no duck connoisseur. The 43-year-old banker and father of two learned everything he knows about ducks through Google. But this Saturday, none of that mattered as he helped rescue a new family of ducklings.

For the past 35 days, Armstrong watched as a mother duck nested on a ledge outside his office window…two blocks from the Spokane River in Washington state. On Saturday morning, Armstrong arrived in town for the annual Lilac Festival parade. Seeing the newly hatched ducklings nervously pacing back and forth on the ledge, he knew they were stuck. Their mother stood waiting below, but the jump off the ledge was too far for the ducklings.

Armstrong hasn’t played baseball since grade school, but he stepped up to the plate ready to help. Standing below the ledge, he caught each duckling as they leapt into his waiting hands below. By the time it was over, a crowd had gathered for the parade. To the sound of cheers and applause, the mother duck led her ducklings to water.

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Postby hugapitbull » May 18th, 2009, 7:28 pm

Just saw it on the news. Mother ducks are not real bright.

I was coming home from work one day on the interstate and some silly duck was trying to walk her ducklings across the interstate. >( I doubt seriously any of them made it. There was no way to stop and help them across without getting killed.
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Postby BullyLady » May 18th, 2009, 7:59 pm

I live in Spokane, we never have any *real* news so this story has been airing ad nauseam. :puke:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 18th, 2009, 8:44 pm

Great googly moogly that's cute!
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Postby CinderDee » May 19th, 2009, 12:50 am

That's adorable! :)
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Postby Malli » May 19th, 2009, 4:29 am

holy friggin' cute. What a good momma not to run off and leave her babies
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Postby katiek0417 » May 19th, 2009, 4:59 am

Awwwwww.....
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