In the early hours of Wednesday morning, April 28, nightshift officers found a herd of ducklings at the back door of Haddington Police Station in East Lothian.
Police looked after the lost baby ducks before the SSPCA arrived to take them back to the river safely.
Joking about the ducklings’ unexpected visit, Police confirmed that they were not ‘Robber-ducks.’
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Nightshift officers returned to Haddington Police Station at the quack of dawn this morning to find these visitors at the back door.
"Aware that there had been some thefts during the night the officers interrogated them and found that they weren’t Robber-ducks.
"They were looked after until colleagues from the SSPCA arrived to take them safely back to the river.”
Mel Maitland, Scottish SPCA senior animal rescue officer said: “Ducks often nest in high places and then make their way down to ground level with their ducklings.
“We’re really grateful to our friends at East Lothian Police for looking out for the family of birds and giving us a call.
“Thankfully the ducks were all happy and healthy, just a bit lost, and I was able to release them safely nearby.
“If anyone finds an animal that they think may be in distress, or they just want advice on how to help an animal they are concerned about, they can call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”