Today I was coming out of St France Hospital and as I crossed the parking lot I happened onto a momma duck who was frantic because her ducklings had all fallen into a drainage hole! As I arrived on the scene the Tulsa Fire Department was rolling up (pictured above) and they quickly removed the drain cover, lowered a man (head first) with a sack into the hole, and retrieved 8 baby ducks...
It was a beautiful sight as the baby ducks were reunited with their mother and she began to lead them away...
Hats off to the Tulsa Fire Department for duty "above and beyond" the call of duty. It was a wonderful scene to behold. Personally, however, I am hoping that momma duck will take a parenting class: first she leads her ducklings across a dangerous drain grid, then (after being reunited) begins to lead them across a busy street! Mercy!
Dr. Allen Schneider is a United Methodist pastor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist presently serving the Sapulpa and greater Tulsa communities.