We have a pair of white geese. They are just a year old and lovely, friendly family pets. They can't fly and don't really try.
Our goose just started sitting eggs in the small goose house on our lawn. Her mate has been eating the grass as normal close by.
We live next to a paddock and there is all kings of wildlife nearby including foxes, badgers and muntjac deer. At least one fox comes though our garden daily.
We haven't been worried about the foxes because we figured that the geese together would be more than a match for a fox.
Maybe we were wrong.
This morning, the gander vanished without a trace.
We didn't hear any sound, but then we might not have done, being in the house.
But there are no feathers and other than the goose house door being more closed that when we left it, there is nothing else out of the ordinary.
We're thinking that a fox has had the gander. It would have to have dragged him gone over twigs and undergrown to get out of our garden, but there are no feathers, no blood, nothing. Could a fox have dragged him off without any signs of a fight?