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Stranded duckling rescued by builders in Stratford

A mother duck and her six ducklings were crossing the road when one got separated from the group Credit: Bouygues UK

Builders working on a new luxury residential and hotel scheme in Stratford City rescued a little duckling after it was separated from the rest of its family while on a stroll on the busy streets of east London.

Staff at the construction called the RSPCA to ensure they were able to take proper care of the baby duck until the RSPCA were able to collect him.

A mother duck and her six ducklings were crossing the road next to our site when unfortunately one of the ducklings got separated from the group. We found him alone and sad, outside the site in the gutter – at risk of oncoming traffic. We stopped the traffic and our colleague, Bogdan Parvu, who works for one of our contractors, brought the duckling onto the site for safety. We looked after the little fella until the RSPCA arrived and took him to a safe nest before trying to reunite him with his mother.

– Jon Crocombe, Health and safety manager