Police puzzled after around 100 ducklings found gathered at roadside

A flock of around 100 ducks which were found huddled on a roadside in Scotland. (Police Scotland).

A 100-strong flock of ducklings has left police puzzled after they were spotted huddling together near a road.

Police discovered the birds at the B935 at Forteviot, in Perth, on Saturday night and ushered them away from the route - then posted the scene on Facebook.

Officers from Police Scotland said: "Anyone missing 100 Ducklings? Not the usual Saturday night crowd control!"

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It prompted hundreds to speculate over their wellbeing but it is not yet known how the birds came to be at the side of the road.

Dozens of locals also responded with offers to rehome the birds.

On Sunday afternoon the force said it was continuing to investigate.

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