Great sadness! My lovely white duck, Petula, was taken by a fox the other night. We went to York in the morning so Roberto hadn't been on his daily goose chase down at the pond. When we came back later on and went to the pond, there was a pile of Petula's lovely white feathers and 11 of her 16 eggs had been taken (eaten) as well. We rescued the remaining eggs and called our Pet Rescue friend (the young lad who rescued the ducks and brought them to our pond). He has an egg incubator and is going to continue to warm up the remaining 5 eggs and hopefully in about 3 weeks we should have some little mini Petulas.
Poor old Fatty seems a bit lost without her. They had been together since they were born but he's hanging out with the guys at the moment and doing "guy" stuff so I think he will be okay. He will get a big surprise if/when his 5 kids turn up unexpectedly.
|Fatty (left) and Petula (right)|