Sarasota neighbors help rescue baby ducklings

Sarasota neighbors help rescue ducklings
Sarasota neighbors help rescue ducklings(Courtesy: Brad Kayser)
Updated: Apr. 24, 2020 at 10:26 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - While storms blew through the Suncoast this Friday, local neighbors encountered a lonely duck who was searching for her ducklings.

It turns out the little critters had gotten stuck under a drainage grate in the middle of a parking lot on Tamiami Trail near Gulf Gate Drive.

Does anyone have equipment that could lift this grate? There are two baby malard chicks stuck inside and the moma duck...

Posted by Brad Kayser on Friday, April 24, 2020

Local resident Brad Kayser first stumbled upon the scene and turned to social media for help. A group of local kids showed up to lend a hand, but the metal grate was too heavy for them to lift.

Soon afterward, a local contractor arrived with some heavy equipment and they were finally able to lift the grate, extricate the ducklings and send them on their merry way.

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