Three citizens came to the rescue of two ducks, who were possibly injured, after they were found sitting abandoned on the side of Route 120 in Lakemoor Friday morning.
The Lakemoor Police Department said they received a call about an injured duck on Route 120.
Officers responded and located two ducks near Sweet Melissa’s Pizza and Pub, 134 Rand Road.
The ducks appeared to be domesticated and initially were thought to belong to a farm in the area, police said.
The department asked that the owner of the ducks try to collect the animals or risk them going back onto Route 120 and being hurt.
Officers were unable to identify the owners and also unsuccessfully attempted to contact McHenry County Animal Control.
Officers also called Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation and left a voicemail for them to rescue the ducks.
Police said in an update that local residents Kim Heintz, Pete Gemmel and Megan Gemmel came to the rescue of the abandoned ducks.
One of the ducks was named Melissa and the second was named Lakemoor.
The two were gathered by the good Samaritans and taken to a new home where they could join other Muscovy ducks.
“Thank you everyone in your concern and assistance!” the police department said in the update Friday afternoon.