Well, I am always soooo careful about my chickens and my ducks and geese have a large pond to retreat to at night but I found one of my female ducks (just have 2 pair that I raised from babies) killed in my horse round pen early this morning. She was beheaded with a broken neck which leads me to think racoon because that is what they had done to my chickens several years ago. Would you all agree? Her mate is devastated...he sits next to the other pair and just looks so forlorn . The ducks stay on the pond all night but are the first to wander off and about first thing in the morning, just at dawn....and they obviously cannot run very fast. Always in the past the racoons and possums have come after the chickens but since they have been penned up in a "Ft. Knox" maybe they have decided to try duck dinner. I thought my days of sitting out all night were over with the last possum I shot months ago but predators seem to be a never ending thing around feathered friends. Now I will have to sit in the barn and wait, again, am getting too old for this.. My neighbor whose house is back near my round pen said he will be up at dawn and looking too. Am sad because I usually put a horse out there but didn't last night and look what happened.