Make way for ducklings: German police save 4 orphans on autobahn

2015-07-09 14:52
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Freiburg - Soft-hearted police have saved the lives of four yellow-and-brown ducklings after their mother was run over and killed on one of Germany's no-speed-limit autobahn superhighways.

A motorist reported desperate ducklings on the central reservation of a highway near Freiburg in the south-west of the country after they kept running onto the fast lane to see their dead mother.

A police patrol rescued the ducks despite cars streaming past Wednesday night and they were taken by squad car to an animal shelter.

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