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Look what I found under our lean-to this morning *graphic pic*

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by iamcuriositycat, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

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    I actually feel kinda guilty. I deprived her of a duck dinner, and now look what happened.
     

  2. linben

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    Better for your ducks. I would feel a little guilty too but it would pass quickly.
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    She must have been sick, and a duck dinner wouldn't have saved her.
     
  4. Nekhebet

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    Quote:It looks kind of sick. [​IMG]
    I definitely wouldn't touch it with my bare hands.
     
  5. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Doing what ever we (have) to do is the "right" thing to do... ain't it??? [​IMG]
     
  6. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Songster

    Animal lovers hate to see any animal suffer,.. life is hard.
    But I agree,. no guilt,. imagine the poor duck if it had to be caught and eaten!
    It's your job to protect your animals. You have done well!
     
  7. dandelionheart

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    Poor thing. [​IMG] For all you know it could have been rabies that killed it. Did you see it lurking before? Glad that you, yours, and ducks weren't hurt. [​IMG]
     

  8. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Songster

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwwwwww [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Have you had animal control pick it up? I live the N.C. and with the rabies problem we have had I would have it checked out
     
  10. iamcuriositycat

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    Yes, I called animal control. They didn't want to examine it, but did say they'd come pick it up if I put it at the curb. I used a shovel.

    We're not directly responsible for her death--i.e., we don't do anything to kill wildlife--we just prevent them eating our livestock. So I don't really feel all that guilty, just a little sad for her. I do think she was sick--she was scruffy around the neck & there was "scat" in several locations nearby, including some still attached... which makes me think it may have been a traumatic death, but I can't imagine what would have done that to her and then left her there. So disease is still probably the cause.

    Anyway--she's a beautiful animal and it was interesting to get a close look, though of course we didn't actually handle the body. She was still limber when I picked her up with the shovel, so she can't have been dead all night--it was 15 degrees out there last night. Interesting, anyway.
     

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