HOUSTON—Traffic came to a stop Thursday afternoon on Beltway 8 northbound at Highway 290 as drivers got out of their vehicles to save a group of ducklings running across the lanes.
Unfortunately, the mother duck was hit by a car and died. Eleven of the chicks were taken to Texas Parks and Wildlife Center of Texas on Old Katy Road.
“We’ve got them in a very quiet, very warm place,” said Debbie Mitchell with the Wild Life Center of Texas. “We raise hundreds of these little guys every year, so they have a great chance of making it.”
The experts say it will be about three months before the little ducks will be ready to take care of themselves.
Thanks to HC investigations for sharing the video.