Even with the realistic, reassuring quacking sounds coming from his mobile phone, it took Louisiana firefighter Cody Knecht about 90 minutes to catch the first four baby mallards in the south-east Louisiana community of Slidell. Chad Duffaut of St Tammany Fire District said Mr Knecht rescued the two others. After giving them about an hour to calm down, all six ducklings were reunited with their mother in the canal behind a home, where people first reported seeing the babies go into the drain.
Never before have little flying demons looked so cute.
After losing their mother in the extreme heat event in Australia, these baby bats were rescued and taken in by the Australian Bat Clinic for rehabilitation.
Part of their care involves swaddling them in tiny blankets and giving them tiny pacifiers until they are old enough to go back out into the wild.