Sheriff's deputy rescues 10 ducklings from Abingdon storm drain, reunites them with mother


A handful of ducklings separated from their mother were reunited Sunday morning after being rescued from a storm drain in Abingdon.

In a post on its Facebook page titled “Cute animal alert,” the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy First Class Christopher Parra “went the extra mile.”

Parra climbed into the storm drain near the intersection of Abingdon and Emmorton roads, where 10 mallard ducklings had gotten stuck, according to the Sheriff’s Office post Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Parra rescued the ducklings and reunited them with their mother.

“Thank you to the caller, and all the citizens who stopped and offered to help,” the Sheriff’s Office post stated.

The Sheriff’s Office received an initial call at 730 a.m. from a concerned citizen who helped get the mother and two babies off the road and onto the grass, but they wouldn’t leave because the others were still stuck in the storm drain, Cristie Kahler, director of media relations for the Sheriffs Office, said Monday.

“Every day is different for every deputy. You come to work and never know what kind of call you’re going to get. Sometimes it’s an animal call, sometimes it’s a shooting...” Kahler said. “It helps the public have an appreciation of all we do to serve the citizens of Harford County.”

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