I spoke to a CA Fish and Wildlife person. His solution was to allow my dogs to go into the duck area and scare them off.
No Bubba! That isn't going to happen. Why does it seem that Fish and Wildlife folks are anti-animal? His comment to 7 dead ducklings was, "oh well, they are a prey animal." OK yeah, but they feel fear and pain just like other living beings.
And, he made other comments that I didn't agree with. No sense arguing with him because it was easy to tell that he had closed his mind like a steel trap decades ago. What a perfect stereotype he is. Not unlike many a Christian
I have met who have the same attitude. It's okay that animals suffer and die - after all, they don't have souls. Which, is something they cannot possibly know.
Some people are so dumb they will never learn!