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Killer Coots?

Killer Coots?

Delta Waterfowl researchers captured some surprising video during our Manitoba canvasback/overwater nesting duck study: Coots harassing canvasbacks, destroying nests and attempting to attack ducklings. A member of the rail family (they’re not ducks), coots aren’t nearly as impactful on nesting waterfowl as some other predators, but they do cause predation to ducks.