The ducks have clocked a lot of alone time at this point, at least 100 hours. A lot more partially supervised time. And even more fully supervised outdoor hours. It's been almost exactly 24 hours now with one less duck. I have no idea what happened. I've been looking everywhere. I *was* with them. We were by the lake. We came back to the yard. They were by their little pool. I was inside, door opened, a few feet away. I look and notice someone is missing without counting. It was so obvious. Still is. Looks like more than one missing I counted four times to be sure. There's only 12! The worst part is not knowing.. If they were by themselves, ok. But I was with them all day. I literally just wasn't staring for a few minutes. They were all acting normal. I don't know what to think. There's tons of possibilities in my head, but almost all are super unlikely. The only ones that seem possible are; it happened while I wasn't looking, they were quiet about it, and it was an air predator probably, land maybe. I'm so confused. It's like a crime witness memory. I don't know what happened. I'm remembering fake things. I keep hearing a lone duck everywhere I'm definitely getting past the point of false hope expectations. Did it happen Ruhr in front of me and I didn't notice? Why were they all acting normal? They've spent so much time unsupervised and everything was fine. I literally was with them all day, and I count multiple times a day. Now, I don't see a point since it's obvious they look incomplete.. The top guess I have is it was a slick bird while my head was turned and they were in shock. It's like a magic trick or an alien froze time and abducted #13. I just don't get it. Not knowing sucks horribly.