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.
Hey! It's Earth Day!
You also live on this planet and plan to continue to do so for the foreseeable future, right? So, take a minute to respect that it exists and maybe think how you can help make it less awful.
People like people who make things less awful.
Good thing these bird aren’t the Alfred Hitchcock type.
A guy in Texas came home after running some errands to find a huge flock of birds had infiltrated his home. He captured the chaos in two separate videos (part 1 is above and part 2 is embedded below).
“There are birds everywhere,” he says. “This is fucked up.”
There were upwards of 25 of the animals fluttering around, which he assumes were swallows.
He described the bizarre incident in a post on Reddit:
I opened the front door and heard what sounded like wings… I kind of flipped sh*t. Long story short We got them all out safely. There was a lot of cleanup involved, but all of the birds are fine. We think they got in through the chimney since last summer we thought we could hear birds chirping.
So it’s probably not an evil curse or omen, but he if he comes home to find plague of locusts in the next few days, it might be time to call a priest.