My mallard female was eaten, cleanly, at both ends. We found her under/behind a a partition she liked to sleep under.
We found the larger domestic 40' away. She was drug out of the pen through the pasture at the back of the barn, under a gate and left partially eaten under the deck floor of our barn. I think whatever it was ambushed them while they were sleeping sometime during the night maybe early morning.
They were in an enclosed pen. They ate the mallard on the spot and left her. The domestic had to be dragged from her house and under several gates. The only mess was a few fluffy short feathers out in the open by their pool. The domestic had her breast eaten. No foot prints to speak of.
Any ideas? Skunk, possum, cat?