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My Duck Has been Eaten! :( TELL ME WHAT DID THIS! ASAP!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SeasideDuckMan, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. SeasideDuckMan

    SeasideDuckMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday morning I awoke to a terrible discovery. My duck "Dolly" had been taken from her doghouse (which was locked) and was nowhere to be seen. The door to the doghouse was litterally bent and something squeezed in and took her. There were only 2 SMALL clumps of feathers left at the scene of the crime. Today, my neighbors called me and told me that they found her body next door om the opposite side of the fence. When i came to get her body to bury it, i was amazed to see just how much of her was eaten. in fact, there was NOTHING LEFT! Just skin and bones! In our area we have possums and raccoons. We also have cats but i know that a cat would never be able to open the doghouse the way it did. The strange thing is that there were no feathers anywhere! All feathers must have been eaten! i want to know what the hell ate her so i can trap the **** thing and drown it! I usually am not like this, but this duck had truly become part of the family, and i have had many bad experiences with both raccoons and possums and this is the last straw! i dont care if its illegal!


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    THIS IS WHAT HER BODY LOOKED LIKE. SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ATE HER!
     
  2. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a raccoon. When they got my last hens, they literally left legs and heads. Blech.
     
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  3. kaeKY

    kaeKY Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, it bent open a locked door! Was the door loose? It must be terrible to find such a gruesome sight. Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first thought was cat because they are the ones who typically eat everything but you're right they couldn't have bent the door open like that unless it was a BIG cat. Probably a raccoon. Sorry. Our ducks are like family too.
     
  5. littleoak

    littleoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set a live trap near the duck house. The varmit will be back. Probably a coon. Possibly more than one so use the trap even after you catch the predator.
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm so sorry! How terrible. [​IMG] My vote would be raccoon. They are very strong and determined. Hope you catch him. And i agree to keep setting the trap as there may be more than one.
     
  7. Imprfctme

    Imprfctme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    Denton County, TX
    So sorry for your loss! I agree set more than one trap at a time, they tend to go out in groups. You might catch all of them if you can set like three at a time.
     

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