VIDEO: Duck family crosses busy West Seattle street with help from Samaritans, Seattle Police

ORIGINAL REPORT: It’s still duck-crossing season! Thanks to Marcee Stone-Vekich for sharing her photo/video of this scene that stopped traffic for a bit on Saturday near the east end of Roxbury.

Here’s some interesting backstory on crossings like this one.

ADDED MONDAY: Commenter Alki Resident identified the ducks’ escort as Chris Greer, who has made news in another wildlife-related situation, as he and his wife fight to get back a raccoon they had rescued and long kept as a member of their family. Today another commenter, Katelyn, pointed out that the ruling in the Greers’ case had finally come down last week; it went against them but their lawyer says they’ll appeal.

9 Replies to "VIDEO: Duck family crosses busy West Seattle street with help from Samaritans, Seattle Police"

  • Alki resident May 6, 2018 (4:32 pm)

    Guy in blue shirt escorting ducks in Chris Greer. He and his wife are trying to get their raccoon back. This video just proves one more time how they care and rescue animals. Good luck Chris and Kelly.

    • Katelyn May 7, 2018 (10:22 am)

      It was declared that the raccoon, Mae, will be kept as an educational animal for the wildlife place that is holding her. She will not be getting to go home </3

      • WSB May 7, 2018 (10:28 am)

        Thanks – had not heard that there had finally been a ruling. But the lawyer writes that the Greers will appeal.

  • Lisab May 6, 2018 (6:15 pm)

    Obviously very good people.  Well done.

  • Karen May 6, 2018 (7:23 pm)

    Last Wednesday morning there were ducks on Roxbury, too.  About 8 am.  Lots of people stopped and waited for them and others helped shoo them out of the street!

    Thanks West Seattle!

    • WSB May 6, 2018 (7:30 pm)

      And while out on errands just now, we encountered traffic slowing on West Marginal close to the west end of the low bridge … because Canada geese and goslings were crossing. No honking (not even the geese). Glad everyone is being patient.

  • Trileigh May 6, 2018 (10:38 pm)

    Love this story, and all of these kinds of stories!

  • Katie Greer May 7, 2018 (7:50 am)

    My parents have always taught me to help animals in any way we can. This is just one of the many occasions one of us has stopped traffic to help local wildlife cross the street. Thank you for being amazing, dad. ♡

    #helpyourlocalwildlife #bringmaehome

  • Also John May 7, 2018 (3:30 pm)

    Love it!!!!!  1 in every 1 billion are good.

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