By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police stepped in on Tuesday to help a panicked mother.

In this case, the mother was a duck.

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Her ducklings went down a sewer grate Tuesday morning in Uptown. Someone noticed and called 911.

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Cars were towed to get to the grate. Every last duckling was fished out while mom watched and waited.

There were eight ducklings in all.

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A CBS 2 viewer, Valentin Dragos, sent us video of the duckling rescue. He said the police rescue team got a short burst of applause – but didn’t seem to notice.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff