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Ducklings Rescued From Storm Drain By Firefighters In Beaver Falls

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (KDKA) -- A brood of ducklings was rescued from a storm drain and reunited with their mother with help from firefighters in Beaver Falls this weekend.

A brood of 10 ducklings were rescued by firefighters in Beaver Falls on Sunday. (Credit: Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook)

A video posted to the Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department's Facebook page Sunday shows one firefighter removing the baby ducks from a storm drain and placing them into a plastic bin held by a second firefighter.

Thanks to 86-14 and his wife for bringing this rescue scenario to our attention and for all their help. A mama duck has been reunited with her 10 ducklings!

Posted by Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department, Beaver Falls, PA on Sunday, April 28, 2019

After all 10 ducklings were safely rescued, firefighters brought them to a nearby field to be reunited with their mother duck, according to the department's Facebook posts.

Research shows it typically takes ducklings anywhere from 50 to 70 days to learn how to fly, and survival during this period is widely variable -- between 10 to 70 percent, according to the conservation group Ducks Unlimited.

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