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Mother duck waits while ducklings are rescued

Wednesday - 5/30/2012, 6:13pm  ET

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Courtesy Howard County Government

WASHINGTON - Animal control came to the rescue in Columbia, Md. today when it rescued a set of ducklings that were separated from their mother.

The mother duck was first spotted quacking and frantically circling a drainage sewer on the side of a road at the Mall in Columbia, according to the Howard County Government's Facebook page.

A passerby called Howard County Animal Control who quickly responded to the scene, carefully fishing the ducklings out of the sewer while the mother duckling stood by and waited.

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