Twenty-one firefighters and six vehicles were sent to rescue an injured duck from a pond.

The call-out in Cheshire cost taxpayers an estimated £2,000.

It was uncovered by a Sunday Mirror investigation which suggests the cost of calls to help animals since 2010 has been £12million.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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