Rescuers from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) were called out to a mum and nine ducklings in a garden in Framfield this morning.
The garden was completely enclosed and she had no way of walking her young out to a near by pond except along a busy road, so the owners of the property called in East Sussex WRAS for help.
On checking the site over it was clear she wanted to head in the direction of the pond to the south. Luckily rescuers had recently been called out by the owners of the nearby pond so it was easy to find them and arrange access to the pond.
Rescuers now had to make the difficult decision about how to get family to the pond. Walking her out the front gate and along the road would be very risky especially around a sharp bend with fast traffic, drains as well as various obstacles and hazards which could cause all sorts of problems.
Rescuers opted for the slightly less risky option of capture and transportation. Luckily, the owner of the property had made a safe nestling area in their garage which mum and ducklings were used to entering. Rescuers took advantage of this so they could guarantee she was caught and didn't abandon her young. Mum was caught first followed by her nine young and placed together in a carrier.
Rescuers drove the mum and ducklings the short distance down the road and were able to release them on to a beautiful lake safe and sound.Share this!