Frog Legs for dinner :0(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Just had my ducks out free ranging, and my smallest duck caught herself a frog and swallowed it whole! I don't get grossed out by them eating slugs and such, but I was walking behind her as she ran from her other 5 buddies (she didn't want to share) saying, "No, no, no not the frog, don't eat the frog!" She didn't listen. I knew they ate frog eggs out of our pond, but didn't think they could swallow a frog!
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I watched one of my muscovie girls run down a frog once and eat it whole, she also ate a copper head snake,[young one]
     
  3. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always get grossed out thinking about animals swallowing other animals whole. All I can imagine is the feeling of a live animal squirming around in my throat and belly, even if it's only for a second or two before it dies. gives me the heebie-jeebies. [​IMG]
     
  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always worry about the ducks eating the killdeer chicks because I love killdeer chicks so much, but I also love ducks, too. So far, the ducks seem to ignore the little chicks which are hard to see. I wonder if maybe the ducks can't see them when they're running around the rocks. Even falcons and seagulls seem not to see the killdeer chicks as long as they stay where they blend in.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I know just the thought. [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Maybe so dd it always amazes me as to how animals adapt to their surroundings and blend right in.
     
  7. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You gotta love free ranging...
     
  8. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Apparently, it wasn't enough food. She devoured the cabbage and feed I gave them later as well! Guess she's just one really hungry duck! Still can't belie how large the frog was! And they have trouble eating the cabbage unless I chop it up for them? Go figure.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is she laying? I have 1 of my scovie hens that acts like she can't get enough to eat. She is constantly on the go looking and when I go out she comes up to me expecting something. she has plenty of reg. feed but acts like a pregnant woman. lol I have already given them a big bowl of peas and oatmeal and it's too early for their mealworms.
     
  10. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Yes, Miss Lydia, she is laying. No matter how much feed and treats I give them these days they seem to be bottomless pits! Within last couple of weeks, been giving them double the feed and treats. But their run is pretty much picked clean for foraging and they aren't getting out as often to free range as they do in summer and when I am not working odd hours.....
     

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