Thursday, May 14, 2009

Safe journey to the river's edge

Hutchinson, MN is my hometown and I was so pleased to see this story in the local newspaper, the Hutchinson Leader, online today:

SLIDESHOW: A walk to the river with Mom

Hutchinson animal control officer Bob Loehrer escorted a mother duck and her 10 ducklings to the Crow River on Wednesday morning. The ducklings were hatched just a few hours earlier behind a bush in front of the Hutchinson Police Station along Franklin Street. The two-block trek to the river included a visit to the alley behind several Main Street businesses and a large jump up two curbs. It was all in a day’s work for Loehrer, who said it’s not unusual for him to be called to rescue ducklings after they have fallen into storm sewer drains.
Staff photos by Doug Hanneman.

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