Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Dogs Didn't Harm the Ducks

Only because they were leashed:
Tax Lawyer Says He Led 19 Ducklings to Safe Harbor in Lake Michigan

Posted Aug 5, 2009, 01:17 pm CDT
By Martha Neil

When Frank Hahn encountered 19 ducklings and the mama bird at a downtown Chicago skyscraper on Sunday, the retired tax attorney figured their chance of getting safely through busy city traffic to Lake Michigan was about zero.

So he decided to herd the duck family to its obvious destination, across multiple streets and through a daunting array of obstacles—including a flight of 114 stairs and a number of dogs on leashes who found the avian column of considerable interest. En route, Hahn stopped about six cars and a fire truck making a nonemergency trip. He spent about 35 minutes getting all 19 ducklings and their mother to the waterfront unscathed, he estimates in an e-mail to relatives and friends in the local legal community that made its way to the ABA Journal.
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