DH and I managed to catch all my pond ducks yesterday and forced them to sleep in the garage last night. Today he is taking them to his parent's farm to hang with their ducks in an enclosed run. All they'll have is a pan of water that I'm sending with them. They may be miserable but at least they won't be dead. That will give us time to try and catch the predator that is killing them every 3 days. We now suspect a mink from the state of body I found yesterday morning (body untouched, head and neck gone or eaten). Raccoon would have been so much easier but it explains why the raccoon traps are untouched. The only ducks staying are my last 2 muscovies. Since we removed the raft and they can't sleep on it anymore they're staying up at the house. (The other 2 vanished at night from the raft earlier this week). I've posted my problems on the predator board, I hope this doesn't prove to be an impossible to solve problem. My ducks haven't even left yet but I miss them already.