After 3 and 1/2 years it finally happened. We had a predator attack. I was at work, and my husband was loosely watching the ducks while they free-ranged. At 5:30 pm, he heard quacking and ran out. Puddleduck, who often runs off, was gone. There was no trace. There was a horrible storm soon after. He looked for hours with no success. She can’t fly and she is the duck with the fewest brain cells. I’m so upset. It was likely a fox or a bobcat. And now it will be back. And no one can ever free-range again. And I know it was stupid to think they would be ok. 3 and 1/2 years. I’m so sorry Puddles. I’m so sorry.