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Mama & Baby Ducks Rescued From OC Freeway

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Last night a family of ducks tried to blend into the traffic on State Highway 55 in the city of Orange, according to cbs2.

A mother ducks and her six duckings were seen on the busy highway, likely out "looking for water," remarked Orange County Animal Control director Ryan Drabek.

Thankfully, California Highway Patrol officers came to rescue, keeping them out of harm's way and ushering them to the side of the road where they were picked up. Safe and sound, the duck "were taken to a pond in nearby Eisenhower Park to be released."

This family of ducks survived their harrowing commute, but there was a less cheery ending a few days ago when a family of ducks made their way onto the 405 Freeway; in that episode the mother duck was rescued out of lanes, but her 5 ducklings fell into a drain and were not recovered.