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Old 05-21-2020, 02:34 PM
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Default Found animal remains (duck?)...how could this happen?

I just discovered the remains of what I think was a duck.
I noticed a huge pile of feathers and in the middle of all
the feathers was the head. 🤢

Would it be killed by a coyote?
What else would do this?
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:41 PM
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Possibly bobcat; maybe bird of prey? Just speculating.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:07 PM
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Possibly bobcat; maybe bird of prey? Just speculating.
Vote for bird of prey
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:03 PM
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Bird of prey. Have seen similar.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:03 PM
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A hawk, I've seen a hawk tear up a dove into a pile of feathers twice in the past couple of years in my back yard.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:15 AM
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yup, large hawk, Northern Harrier (they're down here in the winter) or an owl...
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:54 AM
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coyote
fox
bobcat
dog
hawk
eagle
owl
vulture
could have died from natural causes, and scavenged
circle of life

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Old 05-22-2020, 07:59 AM
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Can I borrow a few hawks? Squirrel population going up lately
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:23 PM
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I never thought of a bird of prey.

There was nothing but the feathers and the head.
It looked like someone plucked the bird clean.

Hopefully the wind will continue to blow the feathers away.
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They probably had it coming.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:18 PM
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Wondering where our pet duck went off too.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:24 PM
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I just discovered the remains of what I think was a duck.
I noticed a huge pile of feathers and in the middle of all
the feathers was the head. 🤢

Would it be killed by a coyote?
What else would do this?
Don't let your Duck out without a leash.
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:08 PM
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About a month ago we saw a Bald Eagle pull an Anhinga ( long necked diving duck) out of the water at our pond and began devouring it. Took him an hour and there was nothing left but feathers and bones.
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Old 05-25-2020, 02:21 PM
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About a month ago we saw a Bald Eagle pull an Anhinga ( long necked diving duck) out of the water at our pond and began devouring it. Took him an hour and there was nothing left but feathers and bones.
Wow didnt know their were bald eagles nesting around here
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