Last night, two of our ducks went missing, one magpie and one muscovy. There are no feathers, or blood, or evidence of their missing, so they may have wandered off into the paths in the field just by the pond. Everyone is doubtful but me. I have tried my best not to grow attached, but I want to solve the mystery. Coons prefer the easy-to-get bread and cat food in the traps. Also, no sign of blood or heads. (Means no skunk or oppossum either) No mink , all remaining ducks are alive, no bodies not a hawk, they went missing at night and hawks would leave feathers. not a snapping turtle, they would only be able to snap a leg off at this age. And there are none in the pond. not an owl, owls might have left blood or feathers, but they would not take two ducks in one night. limited down to fox or coyote(s). They have been fine the last 3 weeks outside, but all of a sudden, the neighbors horse got sick and was taken to ohio state for a surgery. He was allowed acess outside at all times. So the one day/night he wasnt there, they disappeared. Could they still be alive? Or ard they certainly dead. If it was the leader muscovy and follower magpie, they could have wandered away. They dont live here, so we are going to check it out. If two females died, we will need more ducks. the whole family was affected, because they were all doing so well. While everyone grieves, I still have HOPE, and I know they are alive somewhere. They just were probably scared and were seperated the wrong way.