Coral Springs Couple Save Stranded Ducklings During Walk

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A Coral Springs couple were walking their dogs when they noticed a mother duck and her baby ducklings crying for help.


Nora and Andrea Amarelle of Coral Springs.

Andrea and his wife Nora Amarelle, who live off of 92nd Ave between Royal Palm and University Dr., moved closer and heard baby ducklings crying in a sewer while the mother, visibly upset, was standing nearby.

He called police to ask for help; however, at the time, they were busy on other calls. So he decided to take matters into his own hands. Andrea opened the sewer grate and left his wife on the scene and ran home to get a garbage shovel.

Andrea, a recent kidney transplant patient, works for Giant Glass and Mirrors out of Davie and has lived in Coral Springs for 20 years. Nora has lived in Coral Springs for 30 years.  She is a Spanish teacher at J.P. Taravella High School and is now working from home.  

The first time he attempted to remove the ducklings, they were only able to rescue a couple of them, but they had success the second time and then safely reunited them all with their mother who was waiting for them nearby.

“There is nothing better than this,” Andrea said.

“Rescuing ducklings or living in Coral Springs?” We asked.

“Both,” he answered.

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