It was a scene reminiscent of Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings," but 70 years later and 70 miles to the south of the public garden and busy streets of 1940s Boston.
The police officer was Barnstable Sgt. Sean Sweeney, who happened to be driving through the Cape Cod Times rear parking lot about 3 p.m. just as the fire department received a call that a frantic mother duck was quacking as she waddle-raced in circles around a storm drain in the parking lot. Eight feet down, at the bottom of the drain, were 10 equally frantic and peeping baby mallards.
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