Family of 16 ducklings rescued from the M6 at Wigan

An adventurous brood of ducklings was spared a grim end on a Wigan motorway.

By Charles Graham
Monday, 18th April 2022, 8:18 am
Updated Monday, 18th April 2022, 10:08 am

No fewer than 16 baby ducks strayed perilously close to the M6 on Easter morning.

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But before any could come to grief as holiday traffic sped by, National Highways staff rounded them up.

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One of the rescued ducklings

A statement read: "Our traffic officers have rescued 16 ducklings who were waddling around the M6 near Wigan.

“They have been taken to a wildlife sanctuary where they can eggsplain how they ended up on the M6."