10 Ducklings Rescued from Sewer Drain

Ten baby wood ducklings were rescued and reunited with their mother after falling into a sewer drain in Ypsilanti around 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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An employee from the Humane Society of Huron Valley, left, and Ypsilanti firefighter Rodney Schroeder, right, along with restaurant staff from Luca’s Coney Island, rescued 10 baby ducklings Wednesday.

The ducklings fell into a sewer drain behind the Luca’s Coney Island at 309 E. Michigan Ave. and the $3.50 Soft Cloth Car Wash at 317 E. Michigan Ave..

Eight of the ducklings were rescued by Luca’s staff and two were rescued by Ypsilanti Firefighter Rodney Schroeder, who said the owner of the restaurant called the fire department and the Humane Society of Huron Valley.

“We got on the scene and they had eight of them already boxed,” Schroeder said. “The mother was flying around the area and there were two that were still loose. We were there for about 30 minutes trying to get those two out and we finally got them out and took them over by the railroad tracks and some rocks.”

Schroeder said a representative from the HSHV arrived on the scene and advised him to just release the ducklings, saying the mother would fly down to them.

Schroeder said rescues like this happen at least once a year for the department. Schroeder said his wife once did animal rehabbing, so he’s well-versed in how to rescue and care for animals potentially in danger.

“I enjoy doing it,” Schroeder said. “It’s fun. No one wants to see them ( animals) get hurt. It’s a good feeling to be able to help animals and people out.”

Fast and Furious 6, 2013

All the familiar faces are back, and the action alternates between rippling muscles and fast cars.  If that is too much testosterone for you, well, don’t despair, there’s a good deal of action with the usual lovely ladies who know just how to kick butt. 

As for storyline and other such trivial matters, the focus is on family, as always, and getting from point A to point B in the most precariously heart-stopping manner.

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Diesel do what they do best: entertain with half-a-dozen facial expressions and a whole lot of action.

There’s a nice twist to the end that assures the viewer that there’s certainly more where this came from.  Stay tuned, folks!

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