NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A disoriented duck got a big helping hand from New York’s Finest.
Two NYPD officers rescued the dozen ducklings, who had wandered to Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side Sunday morning.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Primary: Eric Adams Leads 1st Round, Maya Wiley And Kathryn Garcia Neck And Neck
The officers placed the ducklings into a large carrier.
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Officers from the @NYPD19Pct rescued a family of a dozen ducklings this morning that had wandered past Lexington Avenue. They put the ducklings in a carrier and mom heard 🔊 their peeps and followed them back to Central Park, by Conservatory Water! pic.twitter.com/MJmr7lK5Og
— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) May 9, 2021
Video posted to Twitter shows one of the officers walking with the ducklings in the carrier through the streets, followed closely by their mother. The officer can be seen turning and pausing from time to time to let the mother duck catch up. The video shows them crossing busy Park Avenue, among other streets.
The officer led the quacking mama duck to Central Park, carrying her ducklings, who kept peeping from the carrier.
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Timeline cleanser Mother’s Day Edition:
Officers Law & Morel rescue ducklings from a busy Upper East Side street & reunite with momma duck in Central Park. —thx @BirdCentralPark & @MylesClouston for helping with the 🦆 rescue https://t.co/RIOyBjFhJE pic.twitter.com/lJIg7H8bCo
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) May 9, 2021
The officer then emptied the carrier by Conservatory Water in Central Park, reuniting the family.