I am concerned about the person who ran over the ducklings.
This time of year it is still light out at 8 p.m., even on a cloudy day. The driver should have been able to tell the difference between ducklings and a snake.
My concern is that the driver should have her eyes checked. If she is taking some drug that affects her vision maybe she should not be driving while she is taking it. Or maybe she isn't as good a driver she once was and should not be driving. Or maybe she was on the cell phone and didn't see them.
It's possible that she might not see a person walking along the road.