Los Angeles police confiscate various illegal drugs and weapons while on the job, but it's not every day that they come across "super cute" and furry contraband.
Two ducklings were found in the backpack of a person who was arrested for possession of narcotics Sunday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, LAPD Central tweeted Monday.
The man did not explain why he had the animals, police said.
LAPD turned the ducklings over to the LA Animal Services, but not before snapping some pictures and inviting their followers to come up with some duck and cop puns--"Dragnest" and "jailbird" among them.
Captain Timothy Scott Harrelson joined in on the pun, tweeting, "Task Force has come across a lot of narcotics, but this is the first time they found 'quack!'"
Harrelson said the ducks are a protected animal and will be sent to a wildlife rescue.
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This isn't the first time these officers have intervened in the well-being of an animal. In February, they recovered a rare English bulldog puppy who was stolen from an Illinois family.