Western Australian police have ventured into a storm drain on a busy freeway to rescue a trapped duckling.
Braving wild weather, officers rescued nine ducklings from the middle of the Mitchell Freeway in Perth and a tenth stuck in a drain.
The roadside operation shut down the lanes on the freeway after 10am on Tuesday.
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Police said they received multiple calls from people concerned about the two-day old birds.
They were taken to the Native Animal Rescue in Malaga.