A good Samaritan along with firefighters on Wednesday helped rescue and reunite two baby ducks that had fallen into a storm drain in Antioch.
The Antioch Fire Department responded around 1:05 p.m. Wednesday to the Antioch Community High School, 1133 Main Street.
Fire officials said they were called to the scene for a duck rescue.
The fire truck crew was informed that two baby ducks had fallen into a storm drain in the parking lot.
A good Samaritan was already working on removing the baby ducks when Deputy Fire Chief Jim Cook spotted the mother duck and the rest of her brood moving away from the incident.
“Seeing as how DC Cook was the only member on scene that spoke Duck he went to stop the mother duck from moving too far away and miss out on reuniting the family,” the fire department said on social media.
The bystander walked up with one of the rescued ducks and gave it back to the mother duck. “The baby and momma made contact and were happy to see each other.”
One of the firefighters then approached the mother with the second baby duck but the mother duck went into “full attack mode,” the fire department said.
“Wings of fury lept off the ground and swooped in on poor FF Lienhardt. The assault was witnessed by DC Cook who was in shock from the sudden act of violence,” the department said jokingly in their post.
In the end, the entire duck family was safe and secure, officials said. “Just another day in the service of the community by the Antioch Fire Department.”