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fowl play 'Quack' action from passer-by saves family of ducks from suffocating in bag

Three ducks and two roosters were tied in a number of grain sacks and dumped on a green in a housing estate in Co Mayo

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It was a close shave for the ducks

It was a close shave for the ducks

It was a close shave for the ducks

Some ‘quack’ action by a member of the public saved a family of ducks from suffocating to death last night.

Three ducks and two roosters were tied in a number of grain sacks and dumped on a green in a housing estate in Ballina county Mayo but fortunately they were spotted in time by a member of the public.

A spokesperson for the North West SPCA told sundayworld.com, "They were just left there to die and but for the fact that somebody spotted the sacks moving that is exactly what would have happened.

"The person who found them didn’t quite know what to do, whether to open the sacks or not and in the end they called the guards to come and deal with it.

"When they arrived and opened the sacks the poor things were all gasping for air, they were on the brink of suffocating.

"It’s very unusual that they would be left in a housing estate, normally if animals are tied up in a sack they are thrown into a river and maybe the person who did this had a change of heart and left them somewhere they would be sure to be found.

"They are with us now waddling away to their hearts content but they had a very close shave."

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