Protective mother duck attacks firefighter saving her ducklings from storm drain and knocks his glasses off after flying into his face!
- A firefighter was attacked by a mother duck while saving her ducklings from a storm drain
- On July 23, Engine 30 of the Lauderhill Fire Department responded to a call saying baby ducks had fallen into a drain
- Greg Marrero was plucking the duckling out of the drain when the mother duck flew into his head
- Marrero was not injured and all four ducklings were saved
A well meaning firefighter was attacked by a mother duck while saving her ducklings from a drain.
On Tuesday, the Lauderhill Fire Department in Florida responded to a call saying a group of ducklings had fallen into a storm drain on West Oakland Park Boulevard.
Engine 30’s crew came to rescue, but as their Facebook post says, ‘No good deed goes unpunished!’
In the video, Firefighter Greg Marrero was picking the four wayward ducklings out of the storm drain when one-by-one when the mother duck decided he was too close.
The Lauderhill Fire Department responded to a call that baby ducks had fallen down a storm drain
Engine 30’s Greg Marrero wash pulling the four ducklings to safety, but the mother duck wasn’t happy at all
While holding one duckling in his hand, the duck flies towards Marrero and strikes the man in the head.
The duck manages to knock off Marrero’s glasses and, upon landing, has a small face off with the firefighter before the duckling is set down.
Giving one last quack and wing shake, the duck family waddles away.
Marrero was not injured and all four ducklings were saved
Lauderhill Fire Department: ‘No good deed goes unpunished!’
‘Another reason why firefighting is a risky job,’ the Facebook post continued.
Firefighter Marrero was surprised, but not injured by the protective mother duck.
Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Levy told the Miami Herald, “You never know what you are going to encounter each day,” he said. “This is an example of what could happen.”