Baby Ducks Cross Busy Highway (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada  |  Posted: 05/ 3/2012 10:08 am Updated: 05/ 3/2012 10:11 am

Baby Ducks Cross Road
Would you stop if these baby ducks were crossing the road? We would.

This video of a family of baby ducks and their mom crossing a busy highway outside of Toronto just might be the most harrowing thing you'll see today.

The video was caught by CTV's traffic helicopter and, spoiler alert, the little guys and their mom survive the arduous journey but not before a series of very, very close calls.

We do question momma duckling's parenting skills and her sanity here. We know that the grass on the other side of the highway looks greener but those cars stop for nothing, not even adorable ducks. Not everyone has read the children's classic, Make Way for Ducklings.

This isn't the first time we've seen the heroic dedication of mother ducks. There's this great video of a mom leading her young ducklings through a plaza while gusts of wind blow the little ones off their feet. Or another video of a mother duck protecting her kids from a mean, bullying crow.

But even the most dedicated duck mom sometimes need a hand; like this family that gets an assist from a helpful human.