Franklin — Firefighters rescued 11 ducklings that were trapped in a storm sewer near Willow Pointe Parkway and South 83rd Street.
Sue Tillman and her kids came home about noon Monday when they noticed a duck pacing frantically in the street, refusing to leave the area.
They eventually noticed the trapped ducklings.
"The kids were so distraught, we raced to the Franklin Fire Department where several very accommodating firefighters agreed to rescue the endangered foul," Tillman said in an email.
Firefighters removed the sewer cover and blocked a drainage route before lifting the fuzzy, baby ducks in the shallow basin to safety.
"They were definitely chirping, looking for their mom," firefighter Marcus Day said.
After collecting the ducklings in a box, Tillman let them loose near a creek, and the mother duck quickly flew in for a reunion.
"The kids, myself and the mama duck, I'm sure, were very relieved once the little waterfowl family was reunited," Tillman said.
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