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What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

Posted by Aloemem none (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 13:15

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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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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!


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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.


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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.


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

  • Posted by akaj9 9 Central Florida (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 1, 11 at 14:55

Around here it is the Herons....


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RE: What is eatting my baby ducks in my lake?

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


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