|dethalternate||Date: Monday, 19-August-2013, 1:47 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
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It's certainly not your average scene on the roadside - and would no doubt have livened up a few morning commutes for the passing motorists.
Fifty lost Mallard ducks were given a single-file police escort along the hard shoulder of a main road, leading to a build-up of traffic in the morning.
A police motorcyclist was captured on video ushering dozens of the birds to safety as they waddled along the A3 in Milford, Surrey, on Thursday morning.
They were found near the Eashing Moor Copse area of woodland and the River Wey.
A Surrey Police spokesman confirmed that the force had received a call from a concerned motorist at 7:19am on Thursday and that an officer was sent to herd the birds to safety.
He added: 'A police officer attended and found around 50 young ducks waddling down the road.
'With the help of a local resident and some corn, the ducks were herded to safety into a nearby shed. Attempts are now being made to locate the owner of the birds.'
The A3 road is a major 67-mile route connecting London and Portsmouth via Kingston upon Thames, Guildford, Haslemere and Petersfield. Milford is a large village, south-west of Godalming.
In February 2011, U.S. police officer Glenn Eppler herded a family of ducks to safety after they became stuck in the middle of a road near an overpass in Fort Myers, Florida.
One year later, police in Texas helped a family of the birds that had wandered onto a highway.
And in May this year, police officer Mark James abandoned a high-speed chase to stop his car in Portland, Oregon, and escort a duck and two ducklings to a ditch on the side of a road.