RANCHO BERNARDO (CBS 8) - On Friday, traffic was briefly stopped in Rancho Bernardo to allow a duck family to waddle to safety.

San Diego police officers reported cars swerving on the roadway to avoid a mother duck and her babies as they tried to cross the road.

The ducks finally made it across and hid in some nearby bushes.

An animal control officer arrived and loaded them up into a carrier.

The mother and her ducklings were later released at a safer location.