Drunk Mom Busted for Duck Rescue

She jumped in raging creek to save birds from superstorm

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 31, 2012 2:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania woman who apparently decided that wild ducks needed her help to escape superstorm Sandy's wrath was arrested after jumping into a fast-moving creek to "rescue" a group of 20 or 30 birds, WGAL reports. Her four-year-old child started to follow her and was grabbed by a neighbor, but it took eight firefighters to rescue the woman from the neck-high creek. The 41-year-old, whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving, has been charged with risking a catastrophe.

Ducks are generally well-equipped to deal with wet conditions.
Ducks are generally well-equipped to deal with wet conditions.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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