Firefighters rescue kangaroo from backyard pool

248 Firies rescue a kangaroo
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It was a bit of a different day for the Firefighters of 248 Camden when it started with a call to a duckling that had fallen down a stormwater drain, then ended with a kangaroo that had fallen into a backyard suburban pool!

The day started with motorists calling 000 for a family of ducks that were crossing a busy road when one of the ducklings fell down a storm-water drain. The crew of 248 Camden were not only able to rescue the tiny duckling, but they successfully tracked down the family of ducks and re-united them with the lost little ball of fuzz.

Check it out in the heartwarming video below.

This morning passing motorists noticed a baby duck fall down a storm water drain, whilst a family of ducks were crossing the road. We were able to successfully locate the baby duck, and following this she happily came for a quick drive in the fire truck with us, where we were able to track down the rest of the family. 😊 Everyone happily reunited and on their way for another day!

Posted by Fire & Rescue NSW Station 248 Camden on Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Then later in the day, they were responded to reports of a kangaroo stuck in a suburban pool. On arrival, they found a small kangaroo up to its nose in the pool and just hanging in there.

The tiny roo hanging on by the edge of the pool

Carefully they were able to raise the stranded roo and pull him to safety, then quickly wrap him in a blanket to transport him to a safer location.

“He was very placid and willing to be helped, however, due to his small size and a short trip down the road, we kept him wrapped in a blanket to keep him calm. Once we got him down near the bush we carried him in a bundle, placed him on the ground and as soon as he was unwrapped he had a quick shake and bounced off into the sunset”

248 Station Camden

That’s two very thankful creatures and a job well done for that station! Thanks to 248 for the photos and info.

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