Hi all We have a nice fenced in area for our Muscovy family. There are 2 ducks, 1 drake and there were 9 2 month old ducklings but yesterday one vanished. Adjoining their fenced in area is a big run, also fenced, about 4 yards wide and 15 yards long that leads down to a good stream for them to swim in which they love. We are raising them to eat but we want to give them the happiest life possible. The other side of the stream is only fenced with stock fencing and there is a big forest there which most likely contains foxes, mink and pine martens. So last night the ducks wouldn't come home until near dark, my husband locked them in without counting them and only noticed that one was missing this morning. He looked all around and in the forest and there was no sign of any struggle. Our problem now is can we let them out again? Will the predator return? Would a fox have taken more than one or left a mess? Do we get a mink trap? We thought we had the fox thing down as we have a Rottweiler that leaves his scent everywhere so we haven't seen or heard any foxes since last summer. Also someone told me that they lost their chickens to mink so they installed a ferret which scared the mink off. ???