Two Officer Mikes who helped bystanders stop traffic on Tremont Street near BPD headquarters so that one Mrs. Mallard and her brood of 11 could safely cross the busy street at lunchtime today suddenly found themselves with a major problem: One of the ducklings they were making way for fell into a storm drain. Police report what happened next:
Officers requested Boston Water and Sewer Commission to assist in moving the sewer cover and retrieving the trapped duckling. With the assistance of Boston Water and Sewer, the duckling was rescued from the sewer and safely placed into a box with the other eleven ducklings. The ducks were transferred to Jamaica Pond by Boston Animal Control.