Anyone ever heard of muskrats killing ducks?g on the mank of my pond

cutlass1972

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I had one of my Muscovys go missing this afternoon. I went looking for her only to find a wing covering a muskrat hole. When I went to get the wing I find that it is not just a wing, but most of the bird pulled down into the hole. everything from her crop to her skull was stripped to the bone.

Apparently they could not get her all the way down in the hole and just ate what they could.

I have never heard of such a thing. I let her out of the duck hous this morning and she was perfectly healthy, she flew down to the pond witht he others with no issue, so I dont think she died and they drug her in there. I am pretty sure they killed her.
 

cutlass1972

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I had no idea we even had minks in northern KY. OK. I ordered some mink traps and attractant. I guess if I put a trap outside the hole I will find out one way or another what it is.
 

cutlass1972

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By the way, I am doing research on minks to understand them a little better. Everything I have read says they are noctournal. This happened in the daylight between 9am and 12p.
 

bobbi-j

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"Nocturnal", in my experience, only means primarily nocturnal. I've seen mink, coons, and every other "nocturnal" animal moving around during the day.
 
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