Animal Control Officer Uses Duck Sounds On Her Phone To Save 11 Ducklings

Technology has really changed our lives and in many ways, it has also changed the way that we interact with others.

Most of us are accustomed to using our phones to text, video chat, or use social media to stay in touch with friends and family. It seems as if we can also use our phones to communicate with the critters that live in our area.

Susan Perez is a Hayward Police Department animal control officer. She has saved many animals in the past, and recently, she saved 11 ducklings that were stuck in a storm drain at a local college.

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According to a social media post, the mother duck was walking around the campus with her 12 ducklings when 11 of them fell through the storm drain and were trapped inside.

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As you can imagine, it was a very stressful time for the mother duck. She got the attention of someone walking nearby by quacking and it worked well for her. It wasn’t long before the maintenance and operations staff were there to get access to the little animals.

Photo: Facebook/Hayward Police Department

They were able to remove the grate from the storm drain but could still not get to the ducklings because they had wandered into the pipes.

Fortunately, Hayward Animal Control officer Susan Perez was on the job and she knew just what to do to get the ducklings to come out of hiding. She played “mamma duck sounds” on her cell phone and they came close enough for Perez to pull them from the drain, safe and sound.

Photo: Facebook/Hayward Police Department
Photo: Facebook/Hayward Police Department

Mamma duck and her ducklings are back together with each other and doing fine.

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