Truck driver helps get stranded family of ducks to safety

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Bradley XXXX and one of the ducklings he rescued in New Hampshire. (NH State Police photos)Bradley XXXX and one of the ducklings he rescued in New Hampshire. (NH State Police photos)

It’s not unusual to see stories of truck drivers stopping to help a person in need. It happens all the time; it’s part of the trucker DNA.

It is, however, a bit out of the ordinary when the driver puts himself out for an entire family … of ducks.

The New Hampshire State Police Wednesday, June 24, posted to their Facebook page about a truck driver stopping on Raymond Wieczorek Drive in Bedford, about 7 miles from Manchester, to get a mother duck and her several ducklings off the highway and to safety.

The driver, Bradley Demma, got some help from State Police Lieutenant Bryan Trask. The two scooped up the ducks from where they were huddled against a jersey barrier and relocated them to a nearby pond.

Demma drives for F.W. Webb, a large plumbing and heating equipment company headquartered in Bedford. Lt. Trask described Demma as “a big animal lover” who wanted to do the right thing.

Trask also noted that Demma made the rescue safely and encouraged drivers who see similar wildlife situations to call the troopers for help.