I've been trying to deal with a predator problem for my ducks and their pen. After the first attack, we thought we corrected the problem until we lost another. And another again today...it is quite upsetting and I feel sick with guilty. I've thought several times now that I fixed all weaknesses in their pen, only to discover another duck missing the next morning. Originally I thought it was a fox who was able to climb up the cracks in the wood wall of their pen or a coyote able to jump over it. But now I think it might actually be an owl? The reason being that we only lost one adult Pekin at night, during an attack. The other attacks have been more aimed at our younger Anconas and today we lost one of our, even smaller, Mallards. There is never any trace of an attack left behind and I have heard owls in the backyard before. Which is now why I'm wondering if possibly an owl is the predator who is targeting the lighter, smaller ducks. I would assume a fox or coyote would want a larger duck or possibly even take more than one at a time and would be more likely to leave a trace of their attack behind. Given that something still took a large Pekin, and I don't think an owl would be able to carry one off, would it? I'm just thinking that if it was truly a fox or coyote, they would want a larger Pekin instead of my mallard. I've heard that foxes and coyotes usually take more than one at a time and leave feathers behind too. Do you think the predator could possibly actually be an owl instead? I just hate this and want to identify the predator so I know how to properly approach and fix this issue ASAP. Also, I believe all attacks have only been towards the male ducks which I thought was odd and don't know if it means anything? Thanks for any advice!