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WA police save ducklings on busy road

AAP logoAAP 23/09/2016 Rebecca Gredley

Seven ducklings whose mother was struck by a car are set for the farm life, thanks to WA police officers.

Officers from Joondalup station noticed the mother duck had been hit by a car and her ducklings were stuck on Burns Beach Road during their patrols on Friday morning and stopped traffic to let the youngsters move to the safety of the verge.

Sergeant Lindsey Amesbury said it took 15-20 minutes for the four officers to catch the quick-moving ducklings who then spent most of Friday at the station before being taken to a farm in Toodyay.

"I didn't want to let them go - they're beautiful," Sgt Amesbury told AAP.

The WA Department of Parks and Wildlife reminds people to watch out for duck families on roads and cycle paths near water, as they journey from their nests to wetlands until November.

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