Rockin' in the free world since 2005.

[Total: 180    Average: 4.5/5]
107 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 16022
Rating: 4.5
Category: Misc
Date: 05/19/09 06:14 PM

107 Responses to Man Saves Flock Of Cute Baby Ducklings

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    Link: Man Saves Flock Of Cute Baby Ducklings - Man notices ducklings and mother duck in trouble on ledge of building. Man goes into hero mode and saves the day. Sweet!
  2. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    That was awesome.
  3. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    I would much rather hear stories like these than stories about celebs
  4. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    Are you serious? Spokane Washington on IAB? I live in Spokane! I never heard anything about this :O
  5. Profile photo of iPirate
    iPirate Male 13-17
    419 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    Fantastic. I`m so glad no one else tried to jump in and catch them too. Flawless victory.
  6. Profile photo of thebandit
    thebandit Male 18-29
    363 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    good to see good deeds getting recognition
  7. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    909 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Finally, something good in the news.
  8. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    I bet this slacker is the cause of the recession!

    Nah, just kidding. That was nice.

  9. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    Those ducklings were definitly the aww of the day.
  10. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    that was freaking amazing. Good on him! This made my day so much brighter :`D
  11. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    Win!
  12. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    :D!
  13. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
  14. Profile photo of Will-O-Wisp
    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
    458 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    Nee! ^.^ *huggles the ducklings. and banker.*
  15. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    That guy is made of win.
  16. Profile photo of enirroc
    enirroc Female 18-29
    94 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    Haha, this is so cool, I saw the guy herding the duckies to riverfront park when I was downtown, it was awesome. I didn`t think they`d put the video on here, that makes it even cooler.
  17. Profile photo of NOCASH
    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    that made me smile. good on him.
  18. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    He probably wouldn`t have done crap if it had been an immigrant mom and children
  19. Profile photo of sam0hT
    sam0hT Male 13-17
    229 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Cool dude.
  20. Profile photo of HOBYandy
    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    In other news, absolutely nothing happened today in the world.
  21. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    AWWW!
  22. Profile photo of alk3v
    alk3v Male 18-29
    341 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    Wow a BANKER did something nice???
    (If you knew a couple you`d understand, yes I know not all of them are the spawn of satan)
  23. Profile photo of MrBowserPuff
    MrBowserPuff Male 13-17
    275 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    "He probably wouldn`t have done crap if it had been an immigrant mom and children"

    Umm, why would a immigrant mom give birth to her children on the ledge of a building?

  24. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    D`awwws...
  25. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    i hardly ever vote 4 stars. this is the first time i ever wished i could vote 5.
  26. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    slow news day i thought at first

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW i thought after

  27. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    alk3v
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    61 Posts
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 7:56:48 PM
    Wow a BANKER did something nice???
    (If you knew a couple you`d understand, yes I know not all of them are the spawn of satan)
    --------------------------------------------------

    I do know a few and I think thats an unfair genralization to be honest. Most are just earning a wage being forced to follow someone elses rules, like the rest of us!

  28. Profile photo of marcus22
    marcus22 Male 18-29
    7 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    It`s an interesting question: should we tolerate a degree of tabloidisation in media - ie, the airing of `baby ducks get saved` story when innocent people are dying in Rwanda, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Palestine, etc etc - if it`s necessary for the financial perpetuation of news stations?

    Thanks IAB, thought provoking as always!

  29. Profile photo of capt_weasle
    capt_weasle Male 13-17
    26 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    "It`s an interesting question: should we tolerate a degree of tabloidisation in media - ie, the airing of `baby ducks get saved` story when innocent people are dying in Rwanda, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Palestine, etc etc - if it`s necessary for the financial perpetuation of news stations? "

    We hear about that a lot, actually. It`s nice to hear some light-hearted news once in a while.

  30. Profile photo of boredman00
    boredman00 Male 18-29
    9 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Um isnt that how they learn how to fly?
  31. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 8:58 pm
    Soooooo cute.
  32. Profile photo of jimspade
    jimspade Male 18-29
    213 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    nice man...cute ducks XD
  33. Profile photo of minski57
    minski57 Male 18-29
    5 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    Marcus... that is the dumbest thing i have heard. Thought provoking?... hardly......."financial perpetuation of news stations"?????? Using overly feathered words does not make your quote relevant. FAIL. Try Again.
  34. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    Heh, we had a similar situation on our campus. A mother duck led her ducklings over a sewer grate and while she passed over all the others fell through. Some of the university physical plant workers saw the event and gathered up all of the ducklings.

    Man, either ducks are stupid or these mother ducks must hate their kids. :-P

  35. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
    1414 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    link didnt work for me, wouldnt load properly...
  36. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    This guy is is sweet. I want a ducky
  37. Profile photo of Omega3_DHA
    Omega3_DHA Male 13-17
    54 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    did he just take a day off? :O
  38. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    I like that story.
  39. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    Is this why our banks are failing? 0_o
  40. Profile photo of kcpd2050
    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    He was then fired for wasting a whole day of work.
  41. Profile photo of hagane
    hagane Male 30-39
    967 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    Awesome!
  42. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    A FLOCK of ducks? The correct term for a group of ducks is a badelynge or raft of ducks.
  43. Profile photo of Souljah23
    Souljah23 Male 18-29
    207 posts
    May 19, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    Bringz` liquid to my eyeballz`... good story bra`
  44. Profile photo of rgsupergrove
    rgsupergrove Male 18-29
    899 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:01 am
    what about when they need to get back up?
  45. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:01 am
    In other news, my Firefox is being quite the douchebag. I have to log into I-A-B every time I close Firefox. I used to be able to turn the entire computer off and it would keep me logged in; and I haven`t changed any of my options (such as clearing authenticated sessions upon shutting down Firefox, or disabled cookies) and I really can`t figure out why it`s being a douche....

    Kinda annoying.

  46. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:01 am
    Naw... That`s really cute. So much more worth it than yet another day at work.
  47. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:08 am
    @Lionhart2

    Do you always have to criticize every post description?

    Anywho. Great submission.

  48. Profile photo of gwtwgal
    gwtwgal Female 18-29
    28 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:16 am
    Don`t get me wrong--I think this is adorable and he is really sweet...but why not get the ladder in the first place, rather than waiting there for hours and hoping he doesn`t screw up and fail to catch one of them?
  49. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:16 am
    Awwwwwww!

    Batmanners: I haven`t got the same problem. try re-installing Firefox.

  50. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:32 am
    *and if you can`t get enough of those ducklings, we have blah blah blah*

    I will go there and EAT those ducklings just to make this go away.

    Your happiness dies here now with me.

  51. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:43 am
    It`s true, he shouldn`t have stood there for hours to get them down when ladders are oh so effectve but gawdamn if this didn`t make me cry...
  52. Profile photo of ravensky
    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:52 am
    i think i just died of cute

    awwwwwwwwwww ^-^

  53. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
    690 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:07 am
    Hm.....he probably couldn`t use the ladder at first because a duckling could have jumped while he was climbing down and/or he could have fallen also.

    Either that or he didn`t have a ladder until someone brought him one.

  54. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
    868 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:17 am
    Cute stories are cute.
  55. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
    621 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:20 am
    Awwww, I just shat a rainbow :D
  56. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:22 am
    >Marcus

    Should we TOLERATE news that make us happy? Sure, poo happens all around the world, we know. But, and this might shock you, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN ALL AROUND THE WORLD TOO! What is noted, improves.

    But why am I answering a comment from someone who seems to be living for getting ginormous words into his comment and seems to refuse to use everyman terms for simple things; seemingly trying to make the rest of us feel stupid.
    (I hope I didn`t shoot myself in the foot there.)

  57. Profile photo of SoCal
    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:49 am
    Yeah but this is a clear cut example of survival of the fittest, if he wasnt there those ducks would all be dead due to a really stupid mother duck. Now alive, they are going to mate and there are going to be hundreds of ducklings just like them that are willing to jump off of a ledge because they are too stupid.
  58. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
    985 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:57 am
    Aww what an awsome story, that guy is a legend for saving the "suicidal" ducks
  59. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 2:04 am
    Why the HELL did a tear actually come to my eye... I want to die now.
  60. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 2:05 am
    SoCal I don`t think you really understand genetics and inherited traits.
    They jumped off the ledge because that`s what they saw the mother do, and they were following her call. The ducklings don`t know what concrete is and so, are just going to take the risk.
    You see all types of hatchling birds jumping to what would be their death, from high nests. Some fly. Some bounce. Its not inherited stupidity. Its just natural.
  61. Profile photo of bucklandlady
    bucklandlady Female 60-69
    70 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 2:08 am
    Isn`t this a repost? I`m sure I saw this clip a couple of years ago - nice to see it again anyway
  62. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 2:54 am
    bucklandlady, I live in Hemel... small world, eh!
  63. Profile photo of bucklandlady
    bucklandlady Female 60-69
    70 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:03 am
    Hi Willowpuff! It IS a small world - I work in Hemel every day. Do you know Buckland, near Aston Clinton?
  64. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:06 am
    You know because bankers have nothing better to do. Especially now.

    This same duck every year hatches her eggs up there. Old news for us. Here is the duck cam http://www.spokesman.com/duckcam/

  65. Profile photo of danniddr
    danniddr Male 13-17
    243 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:07 am
    that was AWESOME. that is all.
  66. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:11 am
    Indeeeeed I do, buckland lady. haha.
  67. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:27 am
    LOL this was on the news this morning!
  68. Profile photo of jerdboy
    jerdboy Male 18-29
    130 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:55 am
    That guy was full of himself.
  69. Profile photo of smo
    smo Female 18-29
    351 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 4:14 am
    That was so sweet
  70. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    1001 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 4:39 am
    Humans and ducks living in harmony..
  71. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
    959 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 4:47 am
    that just goes against natural selection> That mother duck was stupid enough to nest up there...
  72. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 5:06 am
    THIS ISN`T NEWS. F*ck you media.
  73. Profile photo of R0flc0pterz
    R0flc0pterz Male 18-29
    37 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 5:37 am
    And you jerd are just jealous you didn`t get to fondle ducks
  74. Profile photo of Dagaz20
    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
    382 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:19 am
    I`ve seen video footage of ducklings jumping out of trees to the ground when they hatched...but I guess they were landing in dirt and leaves, not concrete....I like it when they spread their litttle inadequate wings lol
  75. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:33 am
    LOL Willowpuff! That got me choked up for some reason. Where`s my pills........
  76. Profile photo of wtfcharles
    wtfcharles Male 18-29
    105 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:39 am
    "THIS ISN`T NEWS. F*ck you media."

    Thank you, LazyMe! No one else was going to say it. Mind you it`s cute and heartwarming, but there`s way too many of these stories in the news, especially now. It got old a long time ago. Every time I watch the news, I feel like they`re spraying me in the face with their runny discharge.

  77. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:54 am
    That was nice, but now that the ducks are safely off the ledge, some goddam cat will come along and kill them all.

    Cats = Suck

  78. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 7:49 am
    Aww, I wanna make love to him for saving the little ducklings.
  79. Profile photo of dracokain
    dracokain Male 18-29
    266 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 8:12 am
    Wow its good to see the news actually cover something that isnt depressing. =D
  80. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 8:17 am
    that was cute, and pmarren, you are a douche.
  81. Profile photo of maxxb117
    maxxb117 Male 18-29
    387 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Too much drama
  82. Profile photo of Binary101
    Binary101 Male 13-17
    846 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:30 am
    leap of faith?
  83. Profile photo of Dr4k
    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 9:45 am
    so cute I even showed my mother.
  84. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 10:16 am
    The ducklings probably could have jumped down without injury. They didn`t need the human!
  85. Profile photo of nirosaki
    nirosaki Female 18-29
    654 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 10:37 am
    @ panth753

    Lmao, me too.

  86. Profile photo of this_be_me
    this_be_me Female 18-29
    68 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 11:01 am
    That was sweet.
  87. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 11:43 am
    So how the hell do they get back to their nest?
  88. Profile photo of welfarepimp
    welfarepimp Male 30-39
    189 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    It would`ve been funnier if the ducks started jumping while he was talking to the camera. Or maybe the could`ve just crapped on him.
  89. Profile photo of Bigshorty
    Bigshorty Male 18-29
    79 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    Now he has bird flu.
  90. Profile photo of ghostofme
    ghostofme Male 18-29
    516 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    "I think Joel`s legacy is playing out here."

    You know, I think it is sweet that the guy took so much time to make sure those ducks were okay, but if that was his legacy...damn.

    And who else would have thought it funny if when he was talking to the cameras, you see a duckling fall right behind him.

  91. Profile photo of Sukru
    Sukru Male 18-29
    87 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    No way! That`s Amazing! Thank you banker man. xD
  92. Profile photo of kronosbr
    kronosbr Male 18-29
    274 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    they go by chopter excelman... duh
  93. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm
    wow that great... see the news needs more stories like these, not what Britney did last night after being high on coke...
  94. Profile photo of The_Frogg
    The_Frogg Male 18-29
    619 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    wow...thats what ducks do, they would have been fine. Tho i have to say that was a pretty cool thing to do.
  95. Profile photo of jennifer6716
    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
    471 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    And who else would have thought it funny if when he was talking to the cameras, you see a duckling fall right behind him.
    -----

    I`m so relieved that I wasn`t the only one who thought of that! But I thought it would be the twist at the end- a horrible catastrophe or something!

    But this dude is sooo sweet!

  96. Profile photo of Lynea
    Lynea Female 18-29
    267 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Yay!
  97. Profile photo of Emily55
    Emily55 Female 18-29
    125 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    He didn`t save anything. That`s completely normal duck behaviour. Lots of baby ducks have to jump from trees even higher than that. He`s just interfering. If you don`t believe, watch this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwJQ7w4od...

    His intentions were good I`m sure, but mothers in nature know what they`re doing and people should just let them be.

  98. Profile photo of Steyene
    Steyene Male 18-29
    112 posts
    May 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    Note, that that is jumping into a pile of leaves, which are on the ground. That and the fact that is about the same height, maybe slightly taller then the one in that vid.
  99. Profile photo of sicker
    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    May 21, 2009 at 8:27 am
    I`m sure nature didn`t intend ducklings to leap twelve feet onto concrete from those elevated nests, kids.

    Be smart and snotty about it all you want but concrete sidewalks are somewhat harder than the ground.

  100. Profile photo of jmanbaseball
    jmanbaseball Male 18-29
    168 posts
    May 22, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    Emily 55... ur dumb. 50% of those duckling would have landed on their heads and died. Do you want to be the one to pick up 6 dead ducklings. No? Thats what I thought.
  101. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 9:29 am
    emily55 just hates when good things happen so she has to point out that it didn`t have to...believe me...if i ever see your anonymous self walking out in front of a bus with you ipod on...i won`t grab you....it`s only your philosophy...people get hit by buses all the time...it`s completely normal human behavior...
  102. Profile photo of bndfrek66
    bndfrek66 Female 13-17
    11 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 11:18 am
    idiotfilter, you`re my my hero! :-D
  103. Profile photo of gatorade777
    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    emily pile of leaves and concrete are a little different in cushioning an impact. i do agree with you some what tho
  104. Profile photo of kmalc
    kmalc Male 18-29
    18 posts
    May 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    emily55, shut the f.uck up.

    that is all.

    p.s that dude is awesome

  105. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    May 26, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    There`s still hope for humanity as long as this guy`s around.
  106. Profile photo of dope_boy_420
    dope_boy_420 Male 13-17
    480 posts
    July 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    OMG! He`s spiderman! But like 40 years older... Lol.

Leave a Reply