We also realized that our lone turkey was nowhere to be found. Eaten. Totally gone.
I know predators are a fact of life and when they kill to eat, I get it. But I hate when I find dead animals that were killed and not eaten. These three ducks have just one puncture wound. Bummer! The one on the top right is one of our five new runner ducks. The two in the bottom were ducks we inherited from a friend when he moved.
The next night, we decided to leave the dead duck carcasses in the paddock. We moved the ducks and geese to a new paddock closer to the house. And then we put up our game cam. We found the guilt party. A coyote!
|In this picture you can see that he's actually carrying the dead duck in his mouth.|
|Definitely a coyote|
This part of homesteading may be something I never come to terms with.