I had 8 week Cayuga ducklings that we raised in our home/backyard in the city and transplanted them to my mother's rural property yesterday. They seemed to be settling in after several hours and were exploring their pen area, foraging, drinking, etc. My mom woke and found the male dead this morning with puncture wound on his head so we are assuming it is a snake bite. I am so devastated and now scared to leave the female out there and what to do to help her future. My mom has chickens and guineas on the property. I don't know whether to transplant her again or try to get another duck. I wonder about age difference, safety and her being accepted if she were transplanted again. Any feedback would be helpful.