Hello, we have (had) 6 ducks (mixed breeds, 1 male, 5 females). We also have 3 toulouse geese. Late last night/very early morning some time, one of our female ducks was killed. This is what the scene was like: she was killed approx. 8-10 feet away from their water trough, laying on her belly with her head & neck completely, and cleanly removed. There were feathers all around the carcass, and a small pool of blood about 6 feet away on a rubber mat we have by the gate. We live in south-central Missouri near a small creek that is a few acres away. We have some woods on all sides, but there are some huge pastures of cows between our house & the woods towards the east of our house. We know of one Barred owl that lives around our house, we hear & see him pretty often. We also see falcons, and hear coyotes at times. The ducks and geese are fenced in with welded wire fencing and have 2 small shelters. Does anyone have a guess as to what the most likely culprit is? Thank you.