What do you think this could have been???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BarnChickyOO, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2013
    Proudly Born in the USA
    Hello, Everyone!

    I know this is "BackYard Chickens", but to me, poultry is poultry, and maybe you feel the same way. ;)

    My friend had a pet White Pekin duck, and he lived at her house in a rabbit hutch(!!!!). The other day she left him out overnight(!?!) in a dog pen. When she went out the next morning to feed him, there were feathers everywhere, and he was dead, and pretty much intact, but his head was gone.

    Does anyone have any idea what this could be??

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    There are sections on here for ducks, geese, peacocks, emus, all kinds of birds. You’re right at home here.

    With what you describe, I’d suspect owl first. There are several other things it could be, but with the body pretty much intact and the head gone, my first guess is owl. I’ve had an owl take the head off a chicken and a rabbit and leave the body behind.

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