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Canada Museum employees rescue duckling from manhole in Montreal

21:35  26 june  2020
21:35  26 june  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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a person standing on a sidewalk: Museum employee rescue duckling trapped inside a manhole. © Marion Malique / Facebook Museum employee rescue duckling trapped inside a manhole.

Employees from Montreal's Pointe-à-Callière museum made an adorable but worrisome discovery Thursday morning as they were working on outdoor installations for the museum's re-opening.

Luc Thessereault and Alexandre Milot noticed a local resident around a manhole looking worried in front of Pointe-à-Callière in Old Montreal. They decided to take a look to see what was going on when they noticed a little duckling trapped inside the small narrow water-filled hole.

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According to Pointe-à-Callière Communicatons Coordinator Marion Malique, the woman had originally followed the ducks from Square Victoria where she noticed them walking and tried to redirect them to the canal safely when one of them fell into the manhole.

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Thessereault and Milot immediately jumped to help the little guy.

"They removed the grid, looked for an effective way to get the duckling out, and finally adopted the orange cone technique with the rope," said Malique. "(It was) great teamwork which made the mother duck happy and apparently of several people on social media since yesterday!"

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After a few tugs and cone adjustments the duo successfully got the duckling out of the hole and reunited with its mother.

The video which was posted on Facebook by Malique, made many Montrealers smile as it was shared a couple hundred times in the first day.

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