San Francisco officers 'quack the case,' save baby ducklings

San Francisco police rescued baby ducklings Sunday morning. Photo credit: SFPD.

When a mother duck's babies fell through a grate into a drain in Oracle Park Sunday morning, San Francisco police officers quickly quacked the case.   

Averting a flap, officers who heard the mother's frantic quacking around 6:30 a.m. Sunday rescued the ducklings. The babies were apparently walking over a metal grate in the parking lot, fell through the grate into a drain and couldn't get out, police said.   

Save of the baby ducklings: photo SFPD.

Officers removed the grate and carefully returned the ducklings to their mother.   

Proving conclusively that birds of a feather do indeed flock together, the mother duck then led her children back to the San Francisco Bay, police said on social media.

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