It was a case of beak-a-boo.

Last Thursday the Frankton Volunteer Fire Brigade got quacking after being called to rescue a duck, which tried to get a bird’s-eye view of Lake Whakatipu, but got itself in a bit of a flap.

A member of the public called 111 just before noon to report a ‘‘distressed duck stuck high in a tree’’.

The Lord of the Wings had its beak wedged in a hole in the tree, near Frankton Marina, while three other ducks hovered nearby honking their support.

Mid-rescue: A chisel was employed to help free this duck from a tree near Frankton Marina last week. PICTURE: JAMES ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

As a crowd gathered around the tree, Frankton vollies got their ducks in a row, unfurling a long ladder and sending one member climbing up with a chisel, used to free the duck’s beak.

Nothing to see here: The female Paradise duck takes a breather following her dramatic rescue. PICTURE: JAMES ALLAN PHOTOGRAPHY

The ubiquitous waddler was plucked to safety after about 35 minutes in what could only be described as a ducking amazing rescue.

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