This started a month or so back, something came in, ripped off three 1 mtr long planks that were held in by 3" screws and my entire flock of 10 ducklings and 4 goslings just disappeared.... no blood, no sign of anything. A week later something tore open the side to my chicken coop, all the birds escaped and greeted me in the early hours of the morning........ Now a month later in the space of three days a guineafowl has disappeared in daytime, and yesterday one of my chickens didn't come home to roost (see, chicken....it is pertinent to the topics ) I have looked all around, no sign of a scuffle, no feathers lying around, none of the other birds are spooked.... intriguing. Now I know that there is a fox around, Barney, my dog chases it off, or something else that he sniffs from time to time.....I know that I had a bear in the forest and I know we have wolves and lynx.... I live in the countryside so I have to expect these things, and I respect them too, but..... what could take them and leave no trace of attack? Apart from a two legged predator? I've checked that the chicken isn't nesting somewhere (she started laying about three weeks ago and sometimes doesn't lay in the nest box.... there is a lot of ground to cover so maybe I'll see her next month with her brood. But seriously guys..... any idea how these animals can disappear without so much as a trace?