Unknown predator

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Unknown predator

Post by MamaOwl » 27 Feb 2018, 16:05

Hi all,

This was sent to me via email. I think fox but thought it best placed on here as we can then advise on protection too...
Onwaking this morning I found one of my large duck half covered over and I
uncovered it to find he had no head what predator would do this ?my home
has a 6ft wooden fence around it , I’m so very upset by my finding please
help as I have 2 other ducks and I really can’t cope seeing this again
Thank you I live in England ,country based not town.
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Re: Unknown predator

Post by MamaOwl » 27 Feb 2018, 16:08

Having had hens decapitated by a fox and a duck's neck punctured by one (he later died) I would say it's a fox.... It's so upsetting when foxes find a way in. Such a shock :-(

6 foot sadly is nothing for a fox... plus they quite often dig under fences too.... have you any fox proofing in place?
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Re: Unknown predator

Post by kated » 27 Feb 2018, 19:38

Yes that's a fox - as soon as you see it has no head, you know it's a fox. Hope you said 6 foot is no way high enough for the fence and they should be shut in at night. Foxes are particularly fond of duck and goose - will choose them over chickens. Electric fencing may be the way to go.

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Re: Unknown predator

Post by MamaOwl » 28 Feb 2018, 21:46

I've let the lady know I posted her question in here... xx
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