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Beaking and entering: Family of ducks waddles into back garden in Cornwall

Grazia logo Grazia 6 days ago Emma Hart
a bird standing on top of a grass covered field: Family of ducks waddles into garden in Cornwall © Credits: Nigel Taylor Family of ducks waddles into garden in Cornwall

A homeowner from Cornwall was astonished to find a family of ducks waddling through his fenced-off back garden.

The mum and 12 ducklings went right past Nigel's window in Chacewater as he was working.

He opened the gate to let them out - then stopped traffic to help them back to the nearby river.

The ducks were met with smiles from bemused drivers!

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"I was just working and could hear all these duck noises and then saw the cat shoot past the patio window. I went outside and couldn't quite believe it.

a bird that is standing in the grass © Nigel Taylor

"The Carnon River runs across the back of the house but I have absolutely no idea how they got into my garden.

"I opened the gate, let them out and they walked across the road - the mother and twelve ducklings stopping the traffic as they crossed the road and into another garden and that's the last I saw of them.

"Never seen it before".

On stopping the traffic, Nigel added: "It was easy and because it was such an unusual sight, everyone was smiling".

Nigel from Chacewater

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