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Watch: Mama duck delivers 10 babies at Jacksonville Beach hospital, staff escorts them out building

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Staff members at a Jacksonville Beach hospital proved they’re all hands on “duck” for their patients.

Baptist Medical Center Beaches shared a sweet video online of its staff escorting a mama duck and her 10 ducklings from its building after she delivered them at the hospital’s labor and delivery unit this week.

You’re probably wondering why the duck was at the hospital in the first place.

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A spokesperson for the hospital said the mama duck flew into an enclosed courtyard area where she built her nest.

Once she had her ducklings, the spokesperson said she couldn’t fly out with them, so she had to be escorted through the hospital’s labor and delivery unit.

“We’re still ‘quacking’ up over this sweet story. Congrats, Mama! We’ll see you in six weeks for your follow-up,” the video’s caption read.

Watch the full video below:

Aurielle Eady

Aurielle Eady, Action News Jax

Aurielle Eady is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.

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