Duck family rescued from Highway 101 in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A family of ducks is safe after quick work by law enforcement.

Around 10 a.m. Friday, California Highway Patrol Officer Kessinger responded to northbound Highway 101 near the Turnpike exit to a report of a mother and her ducklings trying to cross the freeway.

Officer Kessinger corralled about a dozen ducklings and the mother duck to the side road. Animal Control and Vector Control arrived and placed the duck family in a cage for safety.

Highway traffic flow was not disrupted during this animal safety operation. 

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