Duck killer!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by theMickster, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. theMickster

    theMickster Out Of The Brooder

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    Oct 22, 2007
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    For two mornings in a row I've opened the coop to find a headless Kahki Campbell duck under the nest boxes.[​IMG] Yesterday I plugged some vents with hardware cloth and blanketed the outside of the coop with traps. I baited a 4-way set with the duck carcasses under a barrell. That set did the trick. I found the culprit this morning. A MINK! (sadly departed [​IMG])
    So, lesson learned. Everybody likes ducks.
    We've had 3 ducks killed in 3 weeks. The other was killed by a Red-tailed hawk.
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Glad you caught he killer! Hopefully that take care of the problem for awhile.
     
  3. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion, mink are the worst of all predators. They kill for the sake of killing, and you are very lucky that you have any birds left at all.

    We are in the midst of a huge animal relocation right now. The land is flooded for miles around, and many of the animals that live in these areas are being forced to move. Our roads are lined with the carcasses of mink, muskrat, skunk, coon, etc.
     

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