LITTLETON, Colo. – Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue used some unconventional methods to recuse ducklings stuck in a storm drain Thursday. According to a tweet from their public information officer, fire engines are not equipped with duck calls but a cellphone with a YouTube video will do just fine in a pinch.
Firefighters used audio from the video to encourage four frightened ducklings to let the men help them out of the drain.
In the video, a man holds his cellphone to the drain; duck noises from the phone play for only a moment before a tiny body is seen rushing out toward the source of the sound.
“Did you play duck sounds? That is genius,” one firefighter said to another in the video.
Eventually, all eight ducklings were reunited with their mother.
Since fire engines aren’t equipped with duck calls, Firefighters used the audio from a @YouTube video to talk 4 frightened ducklings out of a storm drain pipe in @CityofLittleton this afternoon. The full flock of 8 ducklings were safely reunited with their mother nearby. pic.twitter.com/J2L2ABydOP
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) June 20, 2019