So.......in previously reported news, it seemed as if Daisy and Donald Duck were both dead by the hands, er paws, of a fox. By the amount of feathers strewn about the yard, the blood on Daisy, who, for all intents and purposes, appeared lifeless, I assumed she was dead. And with Donald nowhere to be found, I assumed that he was also dead - that the fox had eaten heartily that night.
So imagine my surprise, after spending a day in tears, frantically looking to purchase a pair of ducklings, when I came home and saw that we had two beautiful white ducks in the yard. Really, they were beautiful albeit the one was missing quite a few feathers, still had some blood stains on her back and was walking rather stiffly........Daisy and Donald weren't dead after all.
I can only assume that Daisy was traumatized - obviously- and that is why she didn't move and appeared to be dead. And apparently when he saw trouble, Donald was no where to be found. I have no comment on the similarities of the duck and human male gender.
Regardless, it is so nice to have the ducks alive. Daisy is back to her old self and Donald has been keeping close to her side. Every night we lock them in the barn to avoid any future attacks.