Calgary cab driver rescues mother duck and ducklings
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:49 AM - A kind-hearted cab driver in Calgary, Alta. has become a local hero after picking up a mother duck and her nine ducklings that were stranded in traffic and driving them to the river Thursday.
Urga Adunga told the CBC the cab ride would have cost about $21, but he was happy to do it for free.
When Adunga saw the ducks at 16th Avenue and Shaganappi Trail, he pulled over and put on his emergency lights.
"The other people, they are very nice people, and they stopped and they helped me get the nine ducklings," he told the CBC.
Adunga says the mother duck was calm during the journey and had to be shooed out of the cab as Adunga carried the babies out.
The ducks then waddled out into the water.
"As a human it is our responsibility to protect those animals, and nature and the environment," he told the CBC.
"I could do it again too. Not only the animals, humans too. We have to rescue each other, we have to help each other."
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