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Police seem to be heroically rescuing baby ducks . . . pretty much everywhere
The San Francisco activist and attorney John Hamasaki tweeted out this amusing thread today:
The entire thread includes six stories about cops rescuing baby ducks. Which is a lot!
I’ve written quite a bit over the years about how local media cover police, but until today I was unaware of this particular trope. So I did a quick Google search of my own. And, my goodness. I had no idea!
I found 30 — yes 30 — separate stories from just the last two years before I decided I’d spent enough time on this post. I’m sure a more thorough search would have turned up a lot more.
What’s incredible is not just that so many baby ducks keep wandering into storm drains, but also that there are so often police officers nearby to save them, and that word of these rescues keeps finding its way to a local news reporter. It’s quite the fortuitous string of coincidences.
In any case, please enjoy these 30 stories about police saving baby ducks.
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