21, 3:00 pm: Campus - After monitoring the progress of a
mother duck and her eggs, Security became aware the eggs had hatched and
the group was looking for a way out of the high cement planter they
found themselves in.
Staff put out some water for the ducklings and set up a ramp to assist in their descent from the planter. At about 5:20 pm the mother and (some of) the ducklings used the ramp to exit the planter and made their way towards the waterfront.
Since they would have to cross some busy roadways during the trek, Security and other University staff assisted the gaggle as they meandered towards the lake and eventually entered the water at 6:20 pm.
June 1 - The Toronto Star newspaper featured a story about the duck family escort and other animals who have interacted with our department. (Page 3 of the Star newspaper)
A follow-up story was featured in
the Queen's Gazette newspaper
Photos by Pete Freeborn
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