Sunday, May 25, 2008
This morning when I went out to do chores I noticed the white female duck not laying on her nest, she takes breaks from time to time but I also noticed another female duck not with the group. I thought maybe she was in the coop laying an egg, but then I saw a fox. Oh, shit! I ran to the coop, yep there was the duck, but not laying an egg, she was bleeding. I checked her out, only a scratch, okay check the bushes to see if there is any dead hens, nope all clear. Crap this would be a great blog entry but no camera- ran back inside grabbing the camera in hopes the fox would come back- am I crazy I want the dam thing to come back! Well surprisingly it did, I was not able to get the best pictures, but you get the idea. The duck seems okay, walking around and drinking water, I will keep an eye on her the rest of the day. It was only a matter of time before the predators found us. I am sure the fox was after whatever he could get, but the eggs I am sure would have made a nice little meal.