TEXAS CITY, Texas It begs the question, why did the ducks cross the road?

No one really knows the answer, but Albert and Lillian Pepin held up traffic and made sure some mother ducks and their 30 ducklings crossed the feeder road of the Emmett F. Lowry Expressway safely Wednesday afternoon. With the help of Texas City Animal Control Officer Dana Bohn, the ducklings were gathered up and returned to their likely home, the pond at College of the Mainland.

Lillian Pepin said she and her husband were headed westbound on the expressway near the Amburn Road exit when they saw the ducks gathered on the side of the road and preparing to cross into traffic.

We didn t want them to get hit, so we pulled over and my husband went to one side and I was on the other and we guided them across the road, Pepin said.

She called animal control, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the county s Animal Alliance for help. At first to no avail.

No one really seemed to care, Pepin said. The game wardens told me that was part of life and if they got hit and died, that was it.

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