WHOA - Very close call....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickensioux, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let my call and mandarin ducks out to free range (when I am home to watch). I was standing at the kitchen window, which has a great view of the little duck pond, and saw the calls just scatter. Then saw the ginormous owl swoop by the window. I ran like crazy outside just in time to see the owl take a 2nd swoop at them. Way too close!!!! Needless to say, the ducks went back into their covered pen. I hate predators. It was beautiful tho'.
     
  2. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad they were safe. Predators.... just sit and wait for you to be gone. I actually love predators because usually they're quite beautiful (ie - bears, mountain lions etc) but not when they're near my animals!!!!
     
  3. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you Mandarins wings clipped? I used to have them but did not know you could let them free range. Always thought they would fly away! Learn something new everyday I suppose [​IMG]

    Brandon
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, their wings are clipped, but boy can they run!
     
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