Duck egg mystery

ZEROPILOT

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I don't get it.
Today, momma duck was out looking for food and I checked out the nest..
The one egg I saw is gone.
And I see no other eggs or any shells.
Maybe a feral cat ate the chick...But where's the shell?
 

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Toddrickfl1

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It could of exploded. When I was younger we had a duck that used to nest in my front yard and eggs were always exploding.
 

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It could have been a rat snake- those love to swallow chicken eggs whole and I'd assume they like duck eggs too.
 

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Oh the dark side of chickens. We have had chickens over the years and have had to rehome a few for just that problem. Once they start you can not stop the little dinosaurs
I never thought to look and see if chickens leave any bits of shell behind. But I've watched snakes swallow an egg whole. It's a good way to keep them satisfied and not eat your baby chicks that are running around.🙂
 

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I never thought to look and see if chickens leave any bits of shell behind. But I've watched snakes swallow an egg whole. It's a good way to keep them satisfied and not eat your baby chicks that are running around.🙂
We have lots of rodents being in the City and near a major park
 

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We have lots of rodents being in the City and near a major park
Now I'm thinking something else is strange about the city I live in. I've not seen mice, honeybees or snakes even though I've seen a lot of other types of wildlife. That includes deer, opossum, racoon, groundhog, toads, skunk, mallards, great heroin, too many to mention.
 

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Alien space probe beamed her up...
Possibly
My wife pointed out that ALL of the neighborhood ducks seem to have vanished.
Both Muscovy and the Egyptian "geese".
There was a pretty healthy population here.
I'm not complaining. They are nasty, disease riddled and they love crapping on my porch and in my fish ponds.
 
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