We live about 2 miles from 2 pretty good sized ponds that have our road going through the middle of them. We get geese, wood ducks and mallards out there all the time! They all love to sit right in the middle of the road in the mornings and most of the day if there not in the water or eating. Anyways For the last 3 mornings going to work( around 630am) i have had to stop my vehicle (usually the parents or older ducks/geese will move and chase there babies off the road) for 6 small ducklings there hasn't been a sign of any parents for them. They seem to be following the other ducks/geese around. But never getting close to any of them. I am not sure if they are geese, wood ducks or mallards or if maybe they are old enough to be on there own? They still have the fluffy fur coat they are yellow and black. They all look healthy but again I have not seen a mother any where! They are super cute! But run right into the bushes down the lake if I go near them. Should I just let nature take its course? UPDATE: Just in case anyone was curious. I called our local DNR yesterday they came out and caught the 6 ducklings; I guess they weren't as well as I thought they looked They were full of something the DNR was not sure what it was but it almost looked like oil which is weird since the 2 ponds have nothing like that. Anyways, to my surprise they are NOT wild ducks, they are ROUENS and they actually are about a month and half old but are very tiny from malnutrition!!! The DNR has taken them to a local farm that does hatching and breeding. I am just dumb founded by this since we don't have any Rouens and the closest farm near us with Rouens is about 8 miles away in the opposite direction!!!!..... I keep wondering if maybe they got dumped there. Poor things! I am glad I just decided to call they wouldn't have made it at all. So all in all I think they will live and end up being someones pet, I am going to keep track of them and maybe end up getting one or 2!