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Local Cops Are All Smiles After Discovering Baby Ducks

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Sergeant Cooke with two of his new friends.  Image Supplied: QPS 

Stuart Police and QFRS were able to save the eight little ducklings who were stuck in a drain in Wulguru.

The ducklings had wandered 200 metres along the drain pipe.

Unfortunately mother duck was nowhere to be found.

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The ducklings are now being cared for by North Queensland wildlife carers. The ducklings are plumed whistling ducks and are about one-week-old.

They will remain at the carers for a few months and they will eventually fly off into the wild.

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Sergeant Cooke with his fuzzy haul.  Image Supplied: QPS 

Helen, the NQ wildlife carer said three more ducklings had joined the group last night.

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NQ Wildlife Carer Chris helped with the rescue.  Image Supplied 

“They are all doing well and enjoy swimming around in the water,” she said.

Sergeant Cooke said Stuart Police received a call from the public saying that they could hear birds chirping in a drain.

“Fortunately the ducklings were able to be rescued and I would like to thank both the QFRS and NQ wildlife carers for their assistance,” Sergeant Cooke said.

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