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For Immediate Release
April 29, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Mark Dore
603 223-8492

Duckling Rescue, F.E. Everett Turnpike, Merrimack

don wylks with ducklings

At approximately 12:00 noon on Friday, April 29, 2016, the New Hampshire State Police received multiple calls regarding ducklings in the roadway in the area of Exit 10 on the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack. Troopers from Troop B in Bedford responded to the area and came upon a good samaritan who stopped and was able to rescue four of approximately ten ducklings that were attempting to cross the highway.

Don Wylks of Manchester, NH was passing by and was able to stop and corral the ducks and keep them from going back into the roadway. Trooper Mark Dore arrived on scene was able to transport the surviving ducklings to a wildlife rehabilitator, Maria Colby, of Wings of the Dawn Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Henniker.

Troopers would like to remind motorists not to stop on highways for animals trapped or injured as it could be dangerous to do so. Troopers would recommend calling the authorities with a good location and description of the incident, so they can respond with the proper equipment in a safe and timely fashion.

   
 
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