Orphaned ducklings rescued from drain on Fife road

Ducklings in drain The ducklings were found at the bottom of a drain in Fife

Nine newborn ducklings have been rescued from a drain after their mother was killed on a Fife road.

The Scottish SPCA was contacted on Sunday after a member of the public saw the ducklings running around on the B921 road from Kinglassie to Lochgelly.

When animal rescue officer Robyn Gray arrived she found them at the bottom of a drain.

After their rescue, the ducklings were taken to the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross.

Ms Gray said she had scooped them out of the drain using a net.

"Thankfully it wasn't too big a drop, around an arm's length, and the ducklings didn't seem fazed."

She said they were "doing well" and that it was hoped they would be released them back into the wild once they were fully fit and able to fend for themselves.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Edinburgh, Fife and East

Weather

Edinburgh

Min. Night 3 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.