One evening when we came home really late the geese were honking loudly as we pulled to a stop. We rushed out of the car to see what all the commotion was about, alas all we saw was the ducks quacking loudly in their pond. They were swimming around in circles like they were upset. We went around to each of the chicken coops to lock up the chickens, and the ducks and geese finally starting waddling over to their house. The geese are the last ones in each night, and this night was no different. We closed their door, but they were still quacking and honking. Usually, as soon as everybody is in their house, all is quiet.
The next day we noticed there were only 11 ducks. Buttercup was the one that was missing. We searched all of the 40 acres. We looked in each stall, and even in the dry creek, but there was no sign of her. We are not sure what got her, but there are plenty of wild animals out here to be the culprits. There are coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, and feral cats.