BANGOR — The mallard duck that was incubating her eggs in the lawn and garden section of a Bangor Home Depot store is gone.

And officials believe she took her ducklings with her.

Home Depot Assistant Manager Larry Crooker says no one saw any ducklings.

Crooker says they left the door open near where the dock was sitting on seven eggs and on Saturday morning the duck and six of the seven eggs were gone. The seventh egg remained in the nest, but was cold.

The Bangor Daily News says ducklings usually leave their nest with their mothers once their down is dry, about 13 to 16 hours after hatching.

The story of the duck sitting on her eggs in the store drew the attention of people from across the country.