I wasn't sure at first because sometimes he just stays in the bushes but after not seeing him for more than 24 hours I'm guessing he's toast. His 3 ladies are all sitting on my deck railing preening away, oblivious as far as I can tell. All my other ducks are accounted for. No sign of feathers, carcass, for all I know he just wandered off the die after eating something. I was so looking forward to mass baby ducklings next spring! What are the odds he'll just show up after having a hard day's squawk somewhere?