It's been quite a while since I've posted here, but I'm back with an emergency. On mothers day last year I purchased 2 ducklings for my wife and recently (3 days ago) we lost one to what I think was a preditor. The problem that I am running into is that our black runner is now all alone without a companion and it's temper has gotten horrible. For the past several months they were both free range. They had full run of our yard 24/7 and would come running anytime we were outside and even when they heard the car coming down the driveway. Our black runner was the follower, it wouldnt do anything unless our other duck did it first. Now, it has stopped eating, is constantly calling for our other duck and has become REALLY agressive twards everyone in the family. If you approuch it and get more then 5 feet of it, it'll crouch down and growl. Anyone that doesnt get away then gets chased and bitten. I've managed a few times to catch it and calm it enough to pet, carress and calm it, but as soon as you let it go, it begins the agressive behavior again. What makes all of this worse is that I live in south western Minnesota and dont know anyone in the area that has any ducks! I'm terrified that our poor runner is going to die now of loneliness or worse yet, starve itself to death. If anyone lives in the area that would be willing to sell any of thier ducks or if anyone can help suggest a way to help our poor runner in this horrible time, I would greatly apreciate it. My wife and kids are a wreck over all of this and I feel so horrible. P.S. sorry for saying "it" but I have no clue of it's sex. I think it's a male, but not sure.