A group of ducklings had a second chance at life after a Chicago man rescued them from a drain.
The eight baby ducks apparently fell in a sewer in front of a deli in south suburban Tinley Park, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Kurt Heersema stopped by Winston's market to grab a sandwich for lunch, when he noticed he a crowd looking down at the sewer. Instead of getting the sandwich, Herseema ended up jumping in to the rescue.
Heersema used a large pry bar to lift the sewer gate, squeezed down into the drain and rescued the ducklings, the Sun-Times reports.
Witnesses say the mother duck watched closely as her babies were being brought up to safety.
Herseema, from Orland Hills, told the Sun-Times this was not the first time he rescued baby ducks.