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Mother duck and ducklings rescued from top of KMOV building

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV.com) -- The KMOV mother duck and her ducklings have been rescued and brought to safety after making their home on the KMOV roof top.

Engineer Mark Heatherly was up on the roof of the KMOV building on April 27 when he noticed momma duck sitting on her nest.  Mrs. Duck and her eleven eggs were tucked away, safely, between the base of a satellite dish and a raised ledge.

The eggs started hatching on May 11.

Missouri Wildlife Rescue arrived on May 12th around 1p.m. to rescue Mrs. Duck and her ducklings. 

After rescuing the ducklings, the Missouri Wildlife Rescue crew waited for Mrs. Duck to arrive back home. They waited until she safely entered the cage with her ducklings.

The family was transported to the Missouri Wildlife Rescue center. Once there Mrs. Duck was willing to foster 2 children.

The pond at the Center is green & scummy looking as it has duck weed all over the surface, but our water fowl love it!  Mom jumped right in and the 12 babies followed her in single file.

KMOV will miss them dearly.

Mrs. Duck would spend her day sitting on the eggs and tugging at the numerous cables that are laying about.  When she is not on the nest we will see her soar across Memorial Drive to waddle around the Arch grounds, or she has been spending a lot of time in a large puddle that has collected on the roof of the museum behind the Old Cathedral.

Be sure and check out the News 4 Duck Facebook page and help us choose a name for the duck.

To hear what the News 4 Duck has to say follow her on Twitter.

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