Thursday, February 10, 2011

Not so Lucky

Something (a huge raccoon as big as the neighbor's dog) got two of my not so lucky ducks. The beautiful green-headed male and one of his wives. Whatever it was (a huge raccoon as big as the neighbor's dog) couldn't get in so pulled them through the wire.
The remaining three are quite traumatized and are recovering in the chicken coop.
I was equally traumatized when I found my dog, Grace, chewing on was the green-headed drake's bill.
Bad doggy!


Verde Farm said...

Oh Wendy, I am so sorry. That is very traumatic and just horrible I know to see the dog’s new chew toy. Raccoons can be so menacing-cute in pictures but predators for sure. If you are up to it--link this up with Farm Friend Friday at Verde Farm.
Hugs to you,

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear that. It's hard to keep those duckies safe sometimes.

Holly said...

Oooph! That's awful.

I'm so sorry Wendy.

Danni said...

Oh noooo.... :-(
So sorry, Wendy.
Want me to show you another picture of that messy closet?

goatgirl said...

yes please, farmgirl

Brenda said...

I'm so sorry about your ducks! Raccoons are bad about pulling things through the wire. My dad lost 2 peacocks through 1 inch wire to raccoons. It was really bad. I can only imagine the trauma you and your other ducks have experienced.

Danni said...

Done. Sent to you in gmail.
I'm so embarrassed.

Terry Golson said...

Raccoons are the worst, Years ago a 40 pound raccoon got into the coop at night, grabbed my favorite chicken and pulled it through the wire fence. Horrific to find in the morning. The raccoon came back the next night, with kits, to teach them how to snatch chickens. I now lock my hens in. If you can, I'd dispatch that raccoon.

Marigold said...

Oy. I'm so sorry. We have big raccoons too. Thankfully one only showed his face once in broad daylight. The goatfather sprayed him with the hose and he didn't come back after that (at least in the day). But we know they are around just the same. I'm sure the goatmother has a messy closet picture she could send you. :)

Danni said...

Ha, ha, ha...Marigold! Don't you go offering up things like that until you talk to the Goatmother!

Kelly said...

I hate predators. Give the puppy a better chew toy. Bleh. Sorry to hear about the ducks.