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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

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC

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

  2. linben

    linben Songster

    Apr 5, 2010
    Austin, TX
    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

    Jan 27, 2009
    She must have been sick, and a duck dinner wouldn't have saved her.
  4. Nekhebet

    Nekhebet Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    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! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    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

    dandelionheart Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    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

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    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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