Baby duck rescue mission ends happily

With help from the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety saved a mother duck and her five ducklings that were trapped under a storm drain on Loop 202 freeway near Val Vista Drive Monday evening.

Around 6 p.m., ADOT headed to the scene to assist DPS with the rescue of ducks that remained trapped in the drain.

With ADOT and DPS working together, a trooper was able to climb down the drain and save the ducks.

The rescue mission required multiple steps and tools.

A couple of concerned women with animal carrying cages also stopped by to give the rescue crew a hand.

According to an ADOT tweet, a hen was also among the animals that were rescued.

The ducks were safely released by the rescue team in a nearby canal.