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Lucy the Duck's new family escorted back to P.E.I. marsh

Traffic came to a halt at one of Charlottetown's busiest intersections on Saturday as the city's most famous feathered friend returned home for another year.

Police happy to assist mother, ducklings, across University Avenue every year

A big thank you to Heather Ginger Warren, who was there as Lucy and her latest brood crossed over to Charlottetown's experimental farm, and shared the pictures with us. (Heather Ginger Warren via Facebook)

Traffic came to a halt at one of Charlottetown's busiest intersections on Saturday as the city's most famous feathered friend returned home for another year.

Lucy the Duck, known for nesting in the garden centre at the Charlottetown Superstore, made her annual trek back to the marsh — this time along with her seven new ducklings.

Some duckling nestle with Lucy before heading out on their first journey. (Heather Ginger Warren via Facebook)

Charlottetown Police made sure the family was able to waddle across the road safely.

"We needed to assist with traffic as her and her ducklings crossed University Avenue, probably one of the busiest intersections in Charlottetown by the Burger King and then on to the marsh in the back of University Avenue," said Cpl. Sean Coombs.

Coombs said helping Lucy cross the road has become an annual event for the Charlottetown police.

"We don't mind assisting at all, you know, get her and her ducklings across safely and it all worked out," he said.

Lucy also put on quite the show a year ago, as shown in the video in the left column.

One of Lucy's duckling prepares to leave the nest. (Heather Ginger Warren via Facebook)

With files from Stephanie Kelly

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