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Duck family's amazing journey caught on tape

Raw video shows 'Amelia Duckheart' and her ducklings jumping from their awning nest at Sterling Savings and parading through the streets of downtown Spokane before crowds gathered for the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Saturday on the ducks' way to the Spokane River.

SPOKANE - Amelia Duckheart and her babies are at home in the Spokane River and they had a lot of help along the way.

All 12 of Amelia’s eggs hatched on the second-story ledge of Sterling Savings Bank over the weekend.

It's the second time Amelia Duckheart nested at the bank.

"It was a real emotional roller coaster,” said Joel Armstrong, a loan officer at Sterling. “We would hope they would jump before the parade."

One by one they jumped, just like last year, and Armstrong caught them, herded them into a box and waited for Amelia, but she didn’t come.

"She flies out in the middle of Riverside

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Added: May-18-2009 Occurred On: May-18-2009
By: bellava
News, Arts and Entertainment
Tags: raw, video, duck, family, jump
Location: Spokane, Washington, United States (load item map)
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