A particularly unusual sight spotted at New York Bagel Shop
It’s not something you would expect to see while lining up for a bagel with cream cheese. Morning commuters in New York City just want to grab their bagels and get to work ASAP. Sometimes you will find a variety of weird characters in these kinds of places. But some unusual guests had a party Monday at an area bagel store, and their arrival actually left customers delighted.
Gothamist reports that a mother duck and her eight ducklings made their way to Bagel World Park Slope early Monday afternoon, apparently looking for a bite to eat. A witness noticed that children and adults were all pointing fingers and laughing at something outside the store. It was then that he noticed the oncoming flock of birds approaching.
These ducks emerged from under a NYPD school security van. They went straight out into the street. A few of us jumped over to stop the traffic so we wouldn’t get run over, and then we went to the other side. It was adorable …
Gothamist says the hungry ducks entered the bagel store and then left after a few minutes. An employee threw crumbs at the birds to make sure they stayed on the sidewalk and didn’t end up in traffic. The previous witness to the duck invasion said another man helped the family cross the road to safety. Some had claimed that they were eventually taken to Prospect Park to a place of safety.
This isn’t the first duck story we’ve reported recently, and a few have happened closer to home. About a month ago, Poughkeepsie Police and the Poughkeepsie Highways Department rescued a group of ducklings who had fallen into a storm sewer. The pups were safely removed from the drain and an animal control officer waited for the mother to return to pick up the ducklings. When mother duck returned, the ducklings followed her home.
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