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Drivers Had Really Unsafe Reaction to Ducks in Road

Somehow, no humans or ducks were injured

(Newser) - Now, the Minnesota State Patrol doesn't explicitly say, "Run over the ducks." But you can read between the lines to get that message after a harrowing video captured by DOT cameras on I-35 emerged. In it, a group of ducks crosses the highway as a dozen vehicles... More »

Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

Ducklings not an emergency, cops say

(Newser) - A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting... More »

Woman Who Stopped for Ducks Faces Life in Prison

Motorcyclist, passenger killed when they hit her car on highway

(Newser) - A Canadian woman parked her car on a Montreal-area highway in 2010 to help a group of ducklings; almost four years to the day later, Emma Czornobaj was on Friday found guilty of causing the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger daughter who smashed into her car. The jury... More »

Now 1K Dead Ducks Pulled From China River

As number of dead pigs passes 16K

(Newser) - First Shanghai pulled thousands of dead pigs from one of its rivers; now another river in China is experiencing a similarly disturbing problem. One thousand dead ducks have been pulled from Nanhe river in Sichuan province, the BBC reports. Residents found the duck carcasses inside more than 50 woven bags... More »

Drunk Mom Busted for Duck Rescue

She jumped in raging creek to save birds from superstorm

(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... More »

Teen Faces 4 Years for Driving Hummer Over Ducks

Witnesses say Dillon Pearce deliberately crushed duck family

(Newser) - A Michigan teenager faces up to 4 years in prison after witnesses said he deliberately ran down a family of ducklings with his Hummer, killing four of them. The massacre occurred outside an Ann Arbor McDonald's after workers told one of Dillon Pearce's passengers to stop trying to... More »

Hunting Dog Steps on Gun, Shoots Master

Calif. man sustains minor injury when shot hits him in the back

(Newser) - A man out hunting with his dog got a small taste of how ducks must feel when the dog accidentally shot him. The hunter left his shotgun with his Labrador retriever and went to collect some decoy ducks he’d left about 15 yards away. The dog stepped on the... More »

Thornton's 2 Get Sharks Past Canadiens

Stanley Cup rematch has same outcome as Ducks defeat Senators

(Newser) - The Sharks and Canadiens alternated goals in the first and second periods, starting 56 seconds into the action with a Patrick Marleau shot past Montreal goalie Carey Price. San Jose broke the pattern in the third period, scoring twice to secure a 6-4 win, the National Press reports. Elsewhere in... More »

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