After Billy's adventure in the pipe he had remained close to his one true love, which of course is his pond. However, one night last night, Billy was not anywhere to be found when the ducks were put to bed ,which caused a frantic dash to the pipe. We searched everywhere, but no Billy, and with a sense of loss we left him outside. Even hubby searched when he got in from work, but no Billy.
The next morning when the ducks were let out, Billy was there swimming in his pond, as if he had never been gone. So, we put it to the back of our minds and thought maybe he had wandered off, and slept somewhere for the night. However, that night there was a repeat of the previous night, no Billy, this begun to puzzle me as he was there at least an hour before bedtime.
The next morning Billy had appeared, now this has been going on for at least 5 days now, with evening searches, and Billy appearing in the morning. I often wonder if Billy is in fact a female duck, and that maybe she/he has laid eggs, but that doesn't answer why Billy only wanders off at night.
Maybe Billy hates sharing a space with Jessica/Justin the psycho duck, I must admit that I wouldn't want to spend a night in a confined space with that animal. Whatever, the reason, and wherever Billy is going, it remains a mystery. But, we don't like mysteries and are determined to solve it soon.