Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stuck Ducks Rescued From Frozen Lake, Turn Out to be Geese

Posted By on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 8:41 AM

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Over the course of one thrilling hour Wednesday night, a Metro Parks employee rescued two ducks that were stuck in the middle of a still partially-frozen lake at Centennial Park.

In a late-breaking development, the ducks turned out to be geese.

News Channel 5 — whose reporters were on the scene providing the play-by-play last night, as the rest of us hung on their every tweet — has the details:

The birds caught the attention of many people, who stood on the shoreline to watch and tweet about their plight.

All the attention the two geese were getting, got Metro Parks to thinking, and administrators eventually came up with a rescue plan.

"Our initial response wasn't what we should've done. We kind of were thrown with circumstances that hadn't come our way," Lynch said later in the day.

Around 5 p.m., a Metro Parks employee approached the pond with a kayak. Neel Deshpande slid his way across the ice until he was able to reach the birds and break apart the ice with a mallet.

Read the whole story and be sure to watch the raw video footage of the rescue here.

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