May 2, 2008

Awwww! Make Way for Ducklings!

Feel good moment of the week. Restores your faith in humanity.

Lakewood Washington officer helps make way for ducklings across Highway 512

Carrell was off duty Monday and driving his patrol car back to the station. About 9 a.m., he noticed a car stopped on the westbound highway's left lane near Interstate 5. Carrell saw a mama duck and about 10 ducklings near the median.

The other car drove off, and Carrell positioned his vehicle to shield the ducks. Eventually, the family began its trek across three lanes of traffic.

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I bet a lot of drivers were cursing that day, but the man took an oath to serve and protect ...

Posted by: Deborah at May 2, 2008 2:00 PM

I'm walking my laptop across the room to share this with my hubby. Thanks. We needed this.

Posted by: Cathy at May 2, 2008 3:43 PM

Awww.

Posted by: rickl at May 2, 2008 8:52 PM

Come to think of it, a few years ago I was nearly killed by two adult geese crossing the road.

They walked out right in front of me when I was doing about 50 mph. It was raining and I swerved to avoid them, fought valiantly to keep control, but ended up doing a 360 and spinning out into the grassy median. If it hadn’t been a divided highway I would have careened into oncoming traffic and I probably wouldn’t be writing this today.

The cop who arrived at the scene advised me not to swerve to avoid anything smaller than a deer.

Posted by: rickl at May 3, 2008 12:26 AM
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