Tiny Animal Family Trapped On A Highway - Traffic Cam Captures Their Desperate Dash
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Tiny Animal Family Trapped On A Highway – Traffic Cam Captures Their Desperate Dash

Trying to cross three lanes of traffic at rush hour isn’t a good idea.

But one group of fearless – and adorable! – animals decided they’d risk it.

They were obviously counting on the goodness of humans to do the right thing…

But they’d need a LOT of humans to do the right thing, all at once!

It happened during rush hour on a highway near downtown Auckland, New Zealand:

Last Friday, a tiny feathery family had somehow gotten stranded on the center median, and now faced thousands of racing vehicles.

Now, ducks can fly, of course … but not baby ducks!

That’s right, a mama duck and her babies were trapped and the mother wasn’t about to fly off and leave her brood behind.

So, what to do?

Well, the goodness of strangers happened: everyone suddenly started stopping so the ducks would be able to cross safely!

Vehicle after vehicle slowed to a stop and when the mama duck and her ducklings realized the path was clear, they took off!

Sure, three lanes of traffic grinding to a halt at rush hour causes a small delay.

But most people didn’t have a problem with it at all; as one person said:

That’s an awesome example for equally respecting animals!

It’s good to come across such news and [I”m] feeling happy that there’s still humanity prevailing in a society!

The ducks did need some assistance after the crossing, but the New Zealand Traffic Authority quickly got the family back to a safe place.

Doesn’t this just make your day? 🙂

Source: The Dodo

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Benjamin Stephen Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, including the Norwich Bulletin, Hartford Courant, Booktrib.com, AskMen.com, and PoiseMedia, Inc. He also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms, and has a penchant for rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.

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