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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.

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