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Quacking effort as Stratford builders save duckling’s life

PUBLISHED: 15:49 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 15:49 26 April 2016

The duckling was rescued by builders (picture: Bouygues UK)

The duckling was rescued by builders (picture: Bouygues UK)

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This lonely little duckling found itself on a busy Stratford street after becoming separated from its family.

But kind-hearted builders working on the Manhattan Loft Gardens development, close to Stratford International station, were able to rescue it from the threat of oncoming traffic.

Health and safety manager, Jon Crocombe, said: “A mother duck and her six ducklings were crossing the road next to our site when unfortunately one of the ducklings got separated from the group.

“We found him alone and sad, outside the site in the gutter and at risk of oncoming traffic.

“We stopped the traffic and our colleague, Bogdan Parvu, who works for one of our contractors, brought the duckling onto the site for safety.”

The team looked after the duckling until the RSPCA arrived and took him to a safe nest before trying to reunite him with his family.


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