CNN’s White House correspondent Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaRed flags fly high, but Trump ignores them Hillicon Valley: Justice Department announces superseding indictment against WikiLeaks' Assange | Facebook ad boycott gains momentum | FBI sees spike in coronavirus-related cyber threats | Boston city government bans facial recognition technology Twitter permanently suspends account behind doctored video shared by Trump MORE captured a video of a family of ducklings walking onto the grounds of the White House on Monday night.

The mother duck and her ducklings were captured heading under security barricades to enter the property. 

Acosta’s post went viral and was viewed over 1 million times on Twitter.

Ducks are regular visitors to the White House and the National Mall in Washington, particularly in the spring. Last year, a photographer for The New York Times captured a photo of a family of ducks walking down K Street.


In 2017, a ramp for ducks was built at the U.S. Capitol, to some controversy. 

This being Washington, there were jokes from some on Tuesday about whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE would use his zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration when it came to ducks trespassing on White House grounds.