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8 trapped ducklings rescued from storm drain

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    In this Sunday photo released by the University Connecticut, ducklings swim with their mother on Swan Lake on the UConn campus after being rescued from a catch basin near the chemistry building in Storrs, Conn. Bystanders called the fire department after noticing the mother duck and two ducklings crying at the storm drain. UConn firefighters rescued several ducklings had that had fallen into the catch basin.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    In this Sunday photo released by the University Connecticut, a mother duck stands with two of her ducklings on the UConn campus while UConn firefighters rescue other ducklings from a catch basin near the chemistry building in Storrs, Conn. Bystanders called the fire department after noticing the mother duck and two ducklings crying at the storm drain.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    In this Sunday photo released by the University Connecticut, firefighters remove a grate from a catch basin along a street near the chemistry building on the UConn campus in Storrs, Conn., before climbing in to rescue stranded ducklings. Bystanders called the fire department after noticing a mother duck and two ducklings crying at the storm drain. Several other ducklings had fallen into the catch basin.

STORRS, Conn. >> Firefighters have rescued eight ducklings from a storm drain on the University of Connecticut campus.

The school says bystanders walking near the chemistry building called the fire department after noticing a mother duck and two ducklings crying outside the drain on Sunday evening.

The school says a firefighter attached to a safety rope used a ladder to reach six of the eight ducklings and bring them out.

The other two had made their way down a drain pipe. Crews lured those two out using a cord attached to small dish filled with Rice Krispies.

The school says the duck family was reunited and has returned to a nearby lake.

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