News

RSPCA help rescue ducklings

The ducklings waddle off after being reunited with their mother.
The ducklings waddle off after being reunited with their mother. Patrick Williams

EIGHT ducklings waddled off safe and sound reunited with their mother after earlier plummeting down a storm drain in a Sippy Downs car park yesterday.

About half of the ducklings, believed to be Australian wood ducks, first fell between the gratings while following their mother through the Bella Grace Early Learning Centre about 9.30am.

A worker in the centre, who saw the incident, said the other half fell in when the mother duck went back to investigate.

RSPCA Sunshine Coast inspector Julia Steley was called to the scene.

She brought in firefighters and Sunshine Coast Council to help her rescue the babies.

Following the loud chirps from the drain below, they removed the grating and managed to pull the ducklings out one by one over the course of an hour.

Ms Steley said that had it not been for the witness, the ducklings would not have made it.

"There's no way they would have been able to get out on their own. They would have perished down there," she said.

Ms Steley said if anyone witnessed an animal in distress to call the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

Big guns called in to rescue ducklings
Big guns called in to rescue ducklings

Topics:  animal rescue, firefighters, rescue, rspca, sunshine coast regional council



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Milk and bread almost killed me

Carly Hicks of Banora Point whips up a healthy meal.

It took three years for Carly Hicks to turn her life around

Dying man pays last tribute to Tweed charity

Ken Simpson, shortly before his passing, helped Wedgetail to fundraise.

Ken Simpson faced a grim, cold death on the streets

Plea for equal love

RECOGNITION: Rosa Caceres and Julie Robinson, from Fingal, fronted Opposition leader Bill Shorten over same-sex marriage.

Love doesn’t discriminate and neither should we, Fingal couple says

Latest deals and offers

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 5

Officers drag the woman back to her cell

In this video the woman drinks water from the toilet.

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 4

In this video the woman asks for water as the tap in the room is broken

IBAC Evidence Police Bashing 3

In this video police continue their search and male officers are present despite...

Perfect time to invest in Northern Rivers property

The Northern Rivers rental market is tighter than Sydney making it the perfect time for investors to get better returns out of property than superannuation or banks deposits.

Low interest rates and tight rental market are prime time to invest