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Posted at 2:21 PM ET, 04/20/2010

D.C. residents make a way for ducklings

By Washington Post editors

A duck and her ducklings wandered onto Freedom Plaza Tuesday morning, reporter Nikita Stewart tells us. Maybe they were looking to take an early morning splash in the plaza's fountain.

But the fountain is being repaired, so no water. Some Good Samaritans offered up a little D.C. hospitality, however, and Stewart was on hand to capture their efforts.

Jenny Wienckowski, a student in the landscape architecture department at Morgan State University, was joined by other onlookers who tried to find water for the family.

The duck and her brood were escorted across the street to Pershing Park -- where unfortunately she was sat upon by some male ducks, Wienckowski said.

"It's bittersweet," she said. "It went from a situation where she was battling man. Now, she's battling her own kind."

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By Washington Post editors  | April 20, 2010; 2:21 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Duck, Freedom Plaza, Water  
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