Sitting ducks! A flock of more than 60 birds is rescued from the M25 after straying onto the lane before being rounded up TWO HOURS later
- Police and RSPCA officers spent two hours rescuing ducks from the M25
- The birds were spotted wading on the busy highway on Sunday evening
- Around 60 ducks were collected near Watford, Hertfordshire and placed on water
Around 60 ducks had to be rescued from the UK's busiest motorway on Sunday evening.
The birds waddled on the M25 motorway near Watford, Hertfordshire, and had to be brought to safety by the police and RSPCA officers.
Animal collector Katie Wright had to follow the birds on the freeway for more than two hours before persuading them all to porters before releasing them to nearby waters.
Police and animal collectors spent two hours collecting around 60 ducks (picture) who waddled freely on the M25 motorway near Watford, Hertfordshire
Ms. Wright said, “I was expecting to find a mother duck and brood of ducklings – but when I came to the scene, there were dozens and dozens of ducks everywhere.
“Motorway officials and Hertfordshire police have blocked the road so we can round up the ducks and band them up.
Unfortunately, some birds had been hit and killed on the street before the freeway officials arrived. But we were able to round up about 60 of them. & # 39;
The ducks were collected and placed on carriers before being launched onto the water near the Rickmansworth Aquadrome
It is not known how the ducks managed to land on the UK's busiest motorway or where they came from, but many were too small to fly and therefore had to find alternative means to find vehicle cover.
After the rescue, the birds were put on water near the Rickmansworth Aquadrome at sunset, according to the RSPCA.
Ms. Wright added, "It was crazy. There were ducks everywhere, and because they couldn't fly, they were literally ducks.
I filled every kennel, cage, box and other container in my van with ducks. But there wasn't enough space, so I had to do two runs.
The M25 (pictured) is Britain's busiest motorway and some ducks have been hit and killed by cars
I ran along the fast lane and meandered with a net between the stopped traffic to catch the stragglers. It was crazy.
“I even had a police escort to the Rickmansworth Aquadrome because I couldn't manage all the birds myself, so they came to unload them and let them go into the water.
“It was so nice to release her in such a beautiful place at sunset. They splashed around and paddled into the sunset – it was so rewarding. & # 39;
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