West Ada

Eagle firefighters rescue duckling and return it to its mother

Eagle firefighters rescued a duckling trapped in a storm drain Wednesday morning.

The area, near Floating Feather and Eagle roads, is chock full of ponds and water fowl, so its not uncommon for firefighters to head that way to assist trapped ducks, said Nevil Humphreys, battalion chief with Eagle Fire Department.

“The mama had six of them and one of them fell down between the storm drain,” Humphreys said.

To rescue the little critter, the crew flushed some water into the drain and used a net to scoop the duck out, he said.

Then they reunited the duckling with its five siblings and mother, he said.

Another “safe, happy family in Eagle,” Humphreys said.