The Minnesota State Patrol is saying that drivers shouldn’t have tried to avoid hitting a mother duck and her ducklings trying to cross a busy highway, after video from a Department of Transportation camera in the city of Mounds View surfaced that showed drivers swerving or slamming on their brakes to avoid the animals. State Patrol spokesperson Lieutenant Tiffani Nelson told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “I watched that video and I cringed. People should not stop on the freeway for ducks. . . . I completely understand the connection to a mother duck and her babies, but if there was a crash which resulted in a fatal or serious injury, a driver who stopped for ducks potentially could face a criminal charge.” Nelson said it comes down to that the value of a person outweighs the value of a duck. Luckily in this case, however, the duck family made it safely across the road, and no drivers were hurt.