#1Aug 19th, 2013
It’s certainly not your average scene on the roadside - and would no doubt have livened up a few morning commutes for the passing motorists.
Fifty lost Mallard ducks were given a single-file police escort along the hard shoulder of a main road, leading to a build-up of traffic in the morning.
A police motorcyclist was captured on video ushering dozens of the birds to safety as they waddled along the A3 in Milford, Surrey, on Thursday morning.
Unusual sight: A police motorcyclist escorted more than fifty ducks along the busy A3 in Milford, Surrey
Helped along: The escort of the Mallard ducks led to a build-up of traffic in the morning last week
They were found near the Eashing Moor Copse area of woodland and the River Wey.
A Surrey Police spokesman confirmed that the force had received a call from a concerned motorist at 7:19am on Thursday and that an officer was sent to herd the birds to safety.
He added: ‘A police officer attended and found around 50 young ducks waddling down the road.
‘With the help of a local resident and some corn, the ducks were herded to safety into a nearby shed. Attempts are now being made to locate the owner of the birds.’
The A3 road is a major 67-mile route connecting London and Portsmouth via Kingston upon Thames, Guildford, Haslemere and Petersfield. Milford is a large village, south-west of Godalming.