This feathery mother breathed a sigh of relief on Mother’s Day.
A mother duck saw her seven ducklings drop into a storm drain and become entrapped behind Our Lady of Grace Church in West Babylon on Sunday.
First Precinct officers responded to the rear of the building
After notifying the Emergency Service Section, Police Officer Mark Collins scooped the ducklings out using a large net. As their mother waited close by, the ducklings were rescued and reunited to her.
Out of the seven, one duckling appeared to be injured and was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment.
Photos below are from the rescue courtesy of the Suffolk County Police.