Montgomery County Traffic Slows For Duckling Rescue


CBS Philly reports that traffic came to a standstill today in Upper Gwynedd, when police received a report that a mother duck was standing guard over a storm drain at n the North Penn Market Place Shopping Center, where nine of her ducklings were trapped.

Public Works employees John Maguire and Howard “Peanut” Quinn are being hailed heroes after they successfully lifted the grate cover off, blocked the pipe and jumped inside the drain before placing the ducklings into a bucket and releasing them to their very appreciative mother.

Police say officers stopped traffic to allow the mother to lead her ducklings across Sumneytown Pike to a nearby creek.

Ah, the suburbs!