Six ducklings rescued from catch basin

April 28, 2008 5:02:10 AM PDT

Officials spent more than two hours catching and coaxing the young mallards to safety.

Animal control officer Steve Parker tells The Press of Atlantic City that a bystander watched as the six ducklings disappeared as they followed their mother over the grate Sunday.

Parker grabbed two of the ducklings and used them to get the others to go through a pipe and back to their mother.