A Quacky Quagmire Outside the White House

Ducklings struggle to climb White House stairs

By Kathy Banks
|  Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010  |  Updated 11:08 AM EDT
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Video of a mother duck and her ducklings struggling to climb steps outside the White House

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 Some visitors outside the White House had their feathers ruffled today.

No, the Secret Service didn’t have to go Rambo on irate tourists. Several ducklings had trouble maneuvering up a set of concrete steps outside the briefing room.

A camera caught their ordeal on tape. The mother duck would go up one step, then wait patiently as the little ones hopped up and down feverishly, trying to join her. One duckling in particular proved head and tails above the rest.

But that duckling's siblings are no lame ducks, either. It took a while, but they eventually made it up the steps.

 
 

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