I have a severly savaged duck. I had five ducks when I went to work . I got a frantic phone call as my work day was ending from my roommate. two of my ducks were dead and a third was injured. The remaining two are ok, just upset and shook up. The injured duck was attacked by a racoon. much of the skin and some of the muscle was stripped off of the back of the ducks neck and the back of it's head. Other than the injury the duck is in good spirits and is talking to me. As long as it is alive and in good spirits I really don't want to have to euthanize this duck. Buit it may take a very long time for the wound to close (if it ever does fully close). I have got the bleeding stopped for now, but it is really ugly. I have had birds in the past that had gaping wounds like this (a guinea fowl cock who was injured by another guinea cock). It took a long time to heal but then again the wound was half this size and on the guineas back and not the back of the head/neck like this poor duck. Has anyone else had any similar experiences? I know some of you will say euthanize it and others will tell me to take it to a vet. First off, would you want to be euthanized if you were injured? And second, the vets in our area are large animal vets or deal with canines/felines and I know from past experience that this is outside their scope of experience and even if they were willing to help they would charge a couple hundred dollars or recommend euthanasia.