A raccoon got my sweet little mallard duck, Dixie, last night. I rescued her after her mother was killed and she's been the most wonderful duck ever since. She has three other duck friends who survived. They have a huge cage with a pond inside and an enclosed area for cold weather. I couldn't sleep so i went outside to check their food and water and the cage was open. The three big guys were outside running around. As soon as I saw them out of the cage I knew something was wrong. I went in to wake up my boyfriend to help me look for Dixie. We couldnt find her anywhere and decided to give up for the night and continue in the morning. Then we remember the enclosed part of the cage. For some reason, something was keeping me from going in there. My boyfriend insisted on crawling in and looking. He got in there and screamed and yelled at me to get out of the cage. There was a big raccoon in there and he had Dixie. Then I knew that there was no way she could have made it. I'm devastated, I love that little girl she was such a sweetheart! But my question is, the other three ducks are terrified of the cage. they wont go near it and i dont blame them! Should I redo the cage? or should i build a completely new one in another part of the yard? I'm thinking of them and I just want them to be comfortable. Thank you!