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12 Sterling Ducklings Rescued

April 25, 2007

12 Ducklings Rescued From Sewer in Sterling


In a statement released today, by Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio said:

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Today at 4:30 P.M. 12 baby ducklings were rescued from the Clocktower On 7 Shopping Center.

Tanya and Brenda Davis of Sterling were shopping and heard the cries of 12 baby ducklings in a sewer in the middle of the parking lot in front of the Clocktower. The ducklings had hatched earlier in the day nearby and were following the mother duck and dropped one by one through the slates of the sewer grate.

The noise of the ducklings were noticed by the Davis' and they took action.

The Davis' summoned bird sanctuary experts and recruited Wildlife Rescue's Dave Janiga (phone 703-421-4233) to come. Janiga worked for hours in the sewer while a dozen residents, shoppers and passerby observed, assisted or worked with him.

At 4:30 p.m. the entire operation ended with Janiga leading a procession of drivers over to a nearby brook to release the mother duck and 12 ducklings.


Tetra Partnerships Vice President Andy Lauer,(703 796-1800), owners of the Clocktower on 7 Shopping Center reacted: "We are happy that they were rescued and that they are okay and that they have been relocated to a safe place."

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio said "Congratulations to the Sterling citizens who acted swiftly and thank you to Wildlife Rescue's Dave Janiga for performing so quickly to save these new arrivals."

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