You all know that a couple of weeks ago, that Peanut, my tiny crested "runner" cross that no one could ever figure out what she really was got carried off by a red tailed hawk. I was just devastated. I don't know a lot about hawk behavior but........... My father in law came by today and during his visit tells us this weird story. He says that for a couple of mornings lately there's been a duck in his yard. A little tiny light brown duck with a weird poof of fluff on the top of it's head. He described Peanut to a tee. Said he called to it and it came close like it was tame, but wouldn't get quiiiiiiiiiite close enough. The weird thing is, My father in law lives about 12 miles from us. He called his nearest neighbors, who have a pond, but no, they dont have any ducks, only geese and a few chickens. He didn't see it today, but it was there yesterday and the day before (I wish he would have thought to call US when he first saw it but why would he 12 miles away?) He's headed back there to look around and check out the pond on the next farm over, if he sees it he'll call us right away. And if it's there in the morning he will call us right away. So do you think it could be Peanut? Would a little hawk fly with something almost as big as him in his talons for 12 and 1/2 miles and then drop it? My FIL said the duck didn't look hurt, was just curled up under the bushes sleeping when he first saw it and near as he could tell it didn't eat or drink anything he left it. ( he's an animal lover too ) Dare I hope it's my Peanut? Or do you think it's just coincidence?