A mother duck wandered around a bustling Washington D.C. neighborhood, searching desperately for her four babies. Local firefighters heard her squawking near a storm drain, and they quickly went to investigate.
When the cover to the storm drain was removed, the firefighters saw four ducklings swimming in water about six feet below the street’s surface. The rescuers removed the ducks and took them to a rehabilitation center. Once healthy enough, the mother and her ducklings will be returned to the wild.