Its been awhile since I have been on here but I have a crisis. For the last 10 days I have been on a trip to Hawaii with my family. I let my duck stay outside so that he could still enjoy the creek while we were gone (we left his pen door open for him so he could come and go as he pleased and did that for a week before we left so that he would get used to that) We had a family friend come every other day to put out more food and to change his water bowl and put fresh straw down for him. When we came back it had snowed about an inch of snow over the course of 3 days, however there were no duck tracks in the snow, nor any sign of my duck in the pen. I kayaked up and down the creek and didnt see him anywhere. He has always been very prompt at coming home around sunset so the fact that he hasn't come home in so long scares me. He is a 2.5 year old duck that I raised from an egg using a desk lamp. He has been free roaming for just under 2 years, always coming home at night. Has anyone else gone on a vacation only to come home to find one of your ducks has disappeared? There is a stray cat that frequents our yard but there is no sign of struggle and my duck has always beat the cat up in the past when attacked by him (and various other animals, my duck doesn't take anything from anyone!) Any ideas why he could have disappeared other than the obvious (animal attack) I did notice some random human foot prints going through the snow in our back yard along the creek but no duck prints so it seems unlikely to me that someone stole him, at least from my yard. I'm so worried, he is basically my child, I am running an ad in my local paper for the next 3 days offering a reward if he is returned, I just hope he is safe and well taken care of wherever he is.