Duck rescue on Main Street

Bishop Police said Pat O'Neil of Bishop Fire dove down into the storm drain to help the little birds.  Animal Control Officer BJ Haynor standing by on the right.

Bishop Police said Pat O’Neil of Bishop Fire dove down into the storm drain to help the little birds. Animal Control Officer BJ Haynor standing by on the right, with the Mother Duck watching the rescue of her babies.

The Mallard ducks and their offspring hold a special place in the heart of Bishop people who see them try to navigate Main Street around City Park. This week, a mother duck and 10 babies ran into trouble with a storm drain. Lots of help came to the rescue.

Quick work by the Bishop Police Department, Public Works, Bishop Fire, Animal Control, and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office saved 10 ducklings and their Mother Mallard. The duck and her babies were trapped in the storm run off drains in front of Creekside Inn on Main Street. All have been rescued and turned over to Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care.

Cindy Kamler of Wildlife care said that the mallard duck hatched her chicks in the vegatation near Yamatani Restaurant. Kamler said she tried to get herself and the chicks across the street and that’s when the problems started.

Some of the ducklings got caught in the storm drain. Bishop Police said Pat O’Neil of the Bishop Fire Department went down into the storm drain and rounded up the little ducks. Cindy then took Mom duck and babies to Wildlife Care, gave them a bath and TLC and then released them in a secluded area. Another Happy Duck story.

 

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2 Responses to Duck rescue on Main Street

  1. Charles James June 11, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    Lucky Ducks.

     
  2. Karen June 12, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    And we’re a lucky community to have people like Pat O’Neil, Cindy Kamler, and B.J. Haynor taking care of our people and wildlife! Thanks for reporting on this nice story.

     

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