Lucky ducks! Ten ducklings survive after plunging 30ft from school roof before being reunited with mummy

Ten ducklings had a lucky escape after falling 30ft from a school roof. Staff at Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, rescued them, reuniting nine with their mother.
Ten ducklings had a lucky escape after falling 30ft from a school roof. Staff at Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, rescued them, reuniting nine with their mother.
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Ten ducklings had a lucky escape after plunging 30ft from a school roof.

They hatched on the top of the building
But they were separated from their mum after falling off the edge.

Staff at Loreto Grammar School, in Altrincham, Gtr Mancs scooped up the baby ducks in a bucket.

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Ten ducklings had a lucky escape after falling 30ft from a school roof. Staff at Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, rescued them, reuniting nine with their mother.
A view up to the roof where the ducklings fell from. (Picture: Jam Press)

They called in the RSPCA and inspector Leanne Cooper played quacking noises on her mobile to coax out the mummy duck.

She emerged after half an hour and she was reunited with nine of the ducklings.

One was injured in the fall and is currently being cared for by the animal charity, as reported by Need To Know.

Ten ducklings had a lucky escape after falling 30ft from a school roof. Staff at Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, rescued them, reuniting nine with their mother.
One of the injured ducklings after their rescue. (Picture: Jam Press)

Inspector Cooper said: “After playing duckling calls on my phone as loud as I could, mum eventually realised where they were and came to get them.

“Which was a relief for us all as I was beginning to think she might not return.

“I laid the bucket on its side and it was a great sight watching her call them and the little ones emerging from it and running towards her.

“The school has lovely grounds, so hopefully she’ll be able to keep them all safe.

“It’s not unusual for wild ducks to nest in trees or on a ledge or balcony, and ducklings are born with fluffy down which normally protects them when they leave the nest.

“But this was an exceptionally high place for them to hatch.”

She added: “The school had done the right thing by containing the ducklings, which made it quicker and easier for me to give them all a thorough check over.

“And we’re really grateful for the compassion and concern they showed.

Sadly, three of the ducklings died.

Late England World Cup 66 hero Bobby Charlton’s ex-BBC weather presenter daughter Suzanne Charlton went to the school.

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