By Nathan Miller
Thursday was a good day for ducklings in downtown Burien. Bunny Critch offered the following account of that morning’s excitement.
“I spotted Mama Duck and her ducklings walking in front of the Burien Library this morning. They were determined to cross 152nd street, so I hurled my body into the street to stop traffic and allow the ducks to pass. They walked up the other side of 152nd to Page 2 Books where Jenny showed them the book that made them famous.”
Other local residents joined Bunny and Burien C.A.R.E.S. on the scene and were able to secure the 6 ducklings. However, Momma duck proved a little more difficult to catch. After many attempts it was decided that C.A.R.E.S. would escort the Momma duck with the babies safely contained in a pet carrier, back to the animal shelter. They walked together from 6th and 152nd all the way to Hayes Feed Store, where the Momma duck was very happy to enter their garage. Quick thinking on the part of the Hayes employees allowed them to quickly close the garage door, trapping the Momma duck and then securing her along with her babies.More ›