/Ducks waddling through peak hour traffic get police escort to safety

Ducks waddling through peak hour traffic get police escort to safety

Updated

May 15, 2019 16:46:57

A family of ducks spotted waddling over Brisbane’s busy Gateway Motorway during peak hour has received a personal police escort to safety.

Traffic cameras captured vision of the six ducklings and their mother making the long trip over the southbound Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge about 7:30am on Wednesday.

An incident response crew and a police motorcyclist kept traffic out of the two left lanes, where the ducks were, to ensure their safe passage.

Footage released from the helmet-cam of the police motorcyclist showed the great difficulty in managing seven wayward ducks on a busy motorway.

“You stay together, buddies,” he can be overheard saying.

A firefighter crew eventually came to the rescue, and together they were able to corner and capture the ducks using blankets.

A few had to be chased down individually.

The ducks were eventually taken to RSPCA for assessment.

More than 116,000 vehicles use the Gateway Motorway bridges daily.

Topics:

animals,

human-interest,

brisbane-4000,

qld

First posted

May 15, 2019 15:10:10