Something managed to dig a little hole under my duck coop last night. Whatever it was had been picking off my ducks one by one until I was down to just one drake and duck. Well, it reached under/stuck its head under/whatever and dragged the duck out enough to kill her. Evidently Crackers, my drake, stepped in and tried to protect her. Whatever it was grabbed him instead and the duck pulled herself back into the house and died a more peaceful death than she would have, thanks to Crackers. He must have gotten himself free, too, because he's alive but wounded and I need advice. They weren't talking to me when I was letting the chickens out this morning so I got worried. I went into the house and Crackers was huddled next to his dead duck, silent and depressed. I took the duck out and picked him up and looked him over. He doesn't seem to have major wounds that I can tell. I just got back in from sitting with him. He was so happy to have company and climbed into my lap. I persuaded him to drink, but it looked like his blood and the saliva from the predator (think it was a fisher) have matted and he can't extent his neck. I need to know how to get that off. I also need to know what I can make to tempt him to eat. He doesn't seem interested in regular food. I want it to be almost like a treat, but it still has to have nutritional value, so if anyone could tell me what I could make for him tomorrow morning that would be awesome. And I also need to know how best to treat his wounds. I have blu kote, but that really dries the wounds out and I was wondering if treating him with bacitracin or neosporin might be more beneficial. He's also going to be getting probiotics and as many mealies as he can eat once I run to TSC in the morning. Any help is greatly appreciated. He's always been my favorite and is a great drake, gentle with the girls and protective, as evidenced by the fact that he almost lost his life trying to save his remaining duck. He never goes after ducklings. I don't want to lose him.