Firefighters helped reunite a baby duckling with its family in a dramatic drain rescue.
A passer-by in Queen Street, Droitwich, spotted it down the drain and alerted crews from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
They removed the grille and brought the bemused bird to the surface in the operation on Wednesday.
The little creature was then placed in box by a burly firefighter and carried to a nearby river to join its mother and siblings. The duckling was clearly delighted to be there, swimming across the water at great speed.