Ducks run amok on Wash. freeway
SEATTLE, Wash. (WHDH) -- A mother duck, and her three ducklings, tied up traffic near Seattle over the weekend -- and cameras were rolling during their dangerous trip.
The good news: the wayward ducks are safe, thanks to some Good Samaritans, but the incident brought a busy highway to a standstill.
Traffic was stopped cold on 405 North -- all in a day's work for the state patrol, sworn to serve and protect.
The officer was trying to corral a mom and three ducklings. Finally he decided to wave traffic past and provide a rolling shield instead.
But then the state patrol had other business, and the duck family was on its own, until a Good Samaritan pulled over and, after a bit of a chase, managed to nab a duckling with his coat and put it in his car.
Then the duck hunt continues and he gets another as more help arrives on the scene. But the last two ducks made a dash for freedom, waddling across traffic, and the chase continued.
Good Samaritan number one had just about had it, but just a minute later, Good Samaritan Number two pulled over. Pretty soon there were three people waving two coats at two ducks.
Finally the last little duck was nabbed and dropped over the barrier to safety.