Well, now I get to be added to that list of people who have had predator attacks. I was fortunate all these years I have had chickens that the hawks, eagles and owls did not notice us as there is plenty of pickins to choose from in our part of the woods. However, last night one of our residents got a little lazy and decided a goose dinner would be on his menu...... I woke up at 3:30 am to the sound of the dogs whining very loud and assumed they had to go potty and dragged myself out of bed and let my little schnauzer out the front door. As soon as I did I saw all the geese and the ducks running around the garden hysterically. I knew there was a predator. I ran barefoot out into the yard and looked into the garden area and there, no more than five feet from me, was an owl sitting on top of one of my sebbies plucking feathers. The sebbie was still thrashing so I screamed and opened the gate and ran in through the nasty muddy poop... The owl did not fly away until I entered the gate. I picked up my baby and ran into the house. My husband awoke to all the commotion and helped my get the goose into the bathtub. As I rinsed the goose, I told him he needed to go out and make sure the owl left. It didn't, it was sitting about 20 feet away from the geese again. My husband shooed it off again. He stayed out there with them until I could get back out. Meanwhile, I bathed my frightened baby and was glad to see that there were only some superficial wounds around the beak and head. I dried him/her off and put her in the garage in a dog kennel for the night. Anyway, I went out and put the rest of the birds inside one of my runs for the remainder of the night and they will go in there every night from now on. Hopefully my goose does not die from shock.