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  • Normal police officers Mitchell Wilson and Melissa Zabukovec rescue eight ducklings from a storm sewer on Thursday.

      Normal police officers Mitchell Wilson and Melissa Zabukovec rescue eight ducklings from a storm sewer on Thursday.
    Associated Press

  • Ducklings reunite with their parents after being rescued from a storm sewer by police officers in Normal on Thursday.

      Ducklings reunite with their parents after being rescued from a storm sewer by police officers in Normal on Thursday.
    Associated Press

  • Police officer Melissa Zabukovec relocates eight ducklings after they were rescued them from a storm sewer in Normal.

      Police officer Melissa Zabukovec relocates eight ducklings after they were rescued them from a storm sewer in Normal.
    Associated Press

  • The family of ducks crosses a road after police officers rescued eight ducklings from a storm sewer in Normal.

      The family of ducks crosses a road after police officers rescued eight ducklings from a storm sewer in Normal.
    Associated Press

 
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Normal police officers have saved eight ducklings from a storm sewer.

The rescue happened early Thursday evening when pedestrians saw two distraught ducks near a storm drain. The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports that the pedestrians called police when they heard peeping from a manhole cover. Police asked McLean County Animal Control for a net to get the ducklings.

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Officer Mitchell Wilson climbed into the storm sewer and coaxed the ducklings into the net. Officer Melissa Zabukovec took the ducklings to a farm field and released them. Their parents, the two anxious ducks, flew in. The duck family headed to a nearby pond.

Wilson calls it "a happy ending."

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