Mama duck follows officer as he carries ducklings to safety

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A mother duck walked with an animal control officer for over a quarter of a mile as he brought her ducklings to safety in Newark, California.

Footage shared by the Newark Police Department on June 29 shows the mother following Officer Fejarang, who was called to assist after the birds were found in a home pool, as he carried her babies in a plastic container towards a local lake.

According to the police, Fejarang knew from previous experience that the mama duck would follow him, and made sure to stop for several breaks in the shade along the way.