One driver in Portland, OR should make a hefty donation to his or her local wildlife conservation group after a family of ducks got the person out of a speeding ticket. A Portland police officer clocked a car going 52 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone, but when the officer went to pursue the speeder, a mother duck and her two ducklings ran some unintended interference.

Rather than just going around the ducks, the officer blocks the street to usher the waterfowl from the road. While the speeder got away, it's nice to see some compassion from the authorities. Besides, the gesture might've saved more than just the ducks from an unfortunate accident on the rain-slicked road. Scroll down to watch the video taken from the patrol car's dash cam.


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      Eric Cameron
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mother ducker, he got away!
      AndrewH
      • 1 Year Ago
      1) Wandering aimlessly in the street? 2) In traffic, with children? 3) Failing to make way for an emergency vehicle with lights on? Should've frisked the duck. It was obviously on something, and was probably armed.
      Space
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somewhere there is a guy going, "oh crap, that was me!"
        Zeus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Space
        AHahaha I was thinking exactly the same thing!!! I would have caught the son of a ***** if it weren't for those meddling ducks! Gaaaah!
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      The old guy has some eyes...I wouldn't have even seen the ducks at 80mph....
      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Was he really that bothered about the speeding car? He didn't set off for an age. Plus, surely that have ANPR that would have caught it?
      Owen Treasure
      • 1 Year Ago
      "I think the police are gaining on us" "quick, release the ducks!"
      Mark Raptor
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why weren't the ducks arrested for being an accomplice?
      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      Keep Portland Weird!
      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now, guys, none of your wisequacks.
      Jan Calloway
      • 1 Year Ago
      we have all heard of saved by the bell, lol, saved by ducks!
      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like mallard ducks. I have about 30 of these guys living in my backyard and they\'ve done their fair share of slowing down speeders in my neighborhood. For their hard work, the wife and I keep them well fed.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like this police chase was fowled up.
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