How many times does this have to happen? Poor things are so tiny, they just fall through the grate and down to the storm drain they go. This happened outside at work. The mother duck and five ducklings were spotted walking back and forth across the driveway and squawking away. Then another squawking was heard coming from the storm drain. There were 6 more ducklings down there.
One of the girls called her hubby to bring a net to try to catch them... this was most effective
The ducklings were temporarily placed in an orange bucket before being reunited with their mom and sibs.
Finally, they were released near their mom.
The only sad thing is that one of the six decided to go wandering into a cement drain and wandered off before being rescued. We waited around for a while, but he was gone.
Is there anything they can put over the drains to protect these little guys? They do special things for human babies...