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Drivers yield to duck family

BY BECCA SCHIMMELbschimmel@paducahsun.com

With the current run of warm weather, families all over Paducah like to get the kids together and head out for a treat.

One momma duck did just that Wednesday afternoon. She was seen crossing heavily traveled Park Avenue with her 10 ducklings on their way back to Noble Park after leading the young ones on a short trip to Dairy Queen.

Sarah Cooper, a manager at the store, said the Dairy Queen served more than 600 customers during the day, though she could not recall serving any ducks.

Maegan Alexander, 21, of Paducah had finished eating lunch at the park when she spotted the family. She said momma duck made sure to look left and right before crossing the busy road.

"She didn't cross until there was a break in traffic," she said. "Those ducklings just followed right behind her."

As she was leaving the park and waiting at a red light, Alexander got out her phone and snapped a quick picture. Traffic had stopped to allow the family to return home.

"I have lived in Paducah for about 20 years now," Alexander said. "All that time going to the park, and I've never seen anything like that."

Contact Becca Schimmel, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8652.

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