What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

AloememMay 13, 2011

Can anyone clue me in to what is eatting the baby ducks? I have heard turtles but i don't think so. I don't have any snakes.

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always_beezee

Here in Michigan it could be bass, pike, snapping turtles and eagles.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 8:54PM
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bedford8a(8a)

Growing up in Wisconsin with a dad who loved to fish, he always made the same comment when we'd see a duck and her brood swim by the boat: "Muskie's gonna have good eatin'!" and then he'd tell me how he'd actually seen big fish take the little birds from below "like a shark - chomp!" Poor little ducklings!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 10:20PM
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Aloemem

Don't have eagles but I do have bass and snapping turtles. I thought turtles were vegans.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 6:03PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

What kind of land predators are common to your area? Could be something getting to them on land. Knowing your general location would be helpful, you know.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 1:39PM
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jaco42(z5NEOhio)

I would put my money on ths snapping turtle. Had the same problem a few years ago and finally had to give up on the ducks and geese because it got so bad.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 11:40PM
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jennifer20

fed, Seeds, grasses, little snails and other things in water

    Bookmark   October 18, 2011 at 3:52AM
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akaj9(9 Central Florida)

Around here it is the Herons....

    Bookmark   December 1, 2011 at 2:55PM
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joepyeweed(5b IL)

My guesses are Eagles, hawks, herons, shrike, large fish, snakes, coyotes, feral cats, the list goes on and on really.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2012 at 7:18PM
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