This is curious... Went out this morning to check on things at the barn. Thought it was awfully quiet as usually my call ducks are hollering at the front door by now. I see the ducks on the edge of the pond, very quiet, very still. Hmmmm. I count. I count again. Missing 7 calls and a mama mallard who had been raising her babies on the pond. A Heron flew over the pond and the remaining ducks dove for cover under the picnic table, obviously traumatized. There are no feathers, no signs of chaos. The dogs didnt bark last night. What would have come in and snatched so many at once? I cant see a coon doing this. The birds free range and should have had no trouble getting away from one predator. All I can envision is 4 or 5 sneaky coyote coming in to the yard and each running off with a duck in their mouth. But, I have never known coyote to hunt in a pack, come into our yard or be so successful in one hunting venture. Even if a mama brought her pups in for a hunt, they shouldnt have been able to make such a clean get away with so many. Any thoughts?