The fate of several ducklings is now uncertain after a passerby spotted them walking alone and picked them up in Homer Friday morning.
The individual saw them crossing the road near Two Sisters Bakery, scooped them up and brought them to the Alaska Islands and Ocean Center.
Steve Delehanty is the manager of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. He says their policy on handling wildlife is clear:
“It’s very easy. Leave it alone. That’s really the bottom line because as soon as you pick it up or handle it, it’s often a death sentence for the animal.”