ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — You could call it “Operation Ducks-In-A-Row.”

Officers in Anne Arundel County helped out some feathered friends after they got separated from their mom and caused a traffic delay.

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Investigators said they got a report about a crosswalk violation at Arundel Mills Circle. That’s when responding officers found a mother duck who lost control of her three ducklings. The trio had stayed behind and caused traffic problems!

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Police said they determined two of the ducklings were frustrated by their siblings and needed to cool down in the bushes.

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With a little help from the officers, the mother duck and her kids safely returned to a nearby pond.

CBS Baltimore Staff