Mother duck and ducklings rescued from drain

Nine tiny ducklings and their mother were rescued by the Scottish SPCA on Sunday after falling down a drain in Johnstone.

ducklingsWe were alerted on Easter Sunday after a vigilant member of the public spotted the ducklings trapped in a storm drain whilst on a walk with his daughter.

Inspector Gatherer said, “Luckily the little ducklings were spotted early enough so we could rescue them.

“John O’Brien, the man who found them, was a great help. We worked as a team to catch them with a net.

“The water was flowing in such a way that without his help I wouldn’t have been able to save them.

“We were able to release the lucky ducklings and mother back into the water which made for a lovely Easter.”

Anyone who discovers an injured or distressed wild animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Assistant with deer fawns

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