WILDLIFE: Mindless act cruel and unnecessary

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I had been enjoying a lovely evening and as I was pulling out of my drive I chose to pause to look at the two beautiful ducks sitting on my path, instead of edging my way out of the drive trying to avoid cars taking a short cut down an access road.

I thought I would get out of my car and see the two lovely birds back across the road but, to my horror, though they were in full view, some mindless idiot did not think to stop and ran over them, which killed the female. But not instantly... she died about two minutes after, the male injured and pining for his mate. I hope he/she felt great as they drove off whilst my neighbour and I cleared up. Such mindless acts are cruel and unnecessary.

Some mindless idiot did not think to stop and ran over them, which killed the female

The common pit area is well known for the ducks crossing over the road, so please be more considerate as most drivers are when taking a few seconds to let them cross