Jul 1, 2012

Ducklings at SFO!


A call came in to us through Peninsula Humane Society. A group of ducklings were entrapped in a large stormwater detention pond at San Francisco International Airport. They must have slipped down the steep cement embankment to the shallow water and could not make it back out.





One of our lead responders, Susan M., joined by Julie B., arrived on scene to find the hen and four ducklings in the basin.

Airfield Operations and SFO Fire were on hand and assisted with the recovery of the babies.





Normally, we would reunite the ducklings with the hen, but because of where they were located, it was safer to send the ducklings to a rehabilitation center. They are now in safe hands at the Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife Care Center, and doing well.




THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ASSISTED IN THIS RESCUE!



2 comments:

  1. But what about the mama?! did they not try to keep her with the babies?

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    1. Thank you for asking. Excellent question. In this situation, being that it was on an airfield it was not safe to leave them in the area.

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