Maura is a non-anthropomorphic female duck character in Pearls Before Swine. Maura is Guard Duck's ex-girlfriend.


Pig introduced Maura to the strip, not knowing she couldn't talk. Guard Duck quickly fell in love and they dated. However, Maura left him to migrate.

Maura returned later after her migration, and she and Guard Duck flew to Paris. However, Snuffles, Guard Duck's best friend,follwoed them and intruded on their love life. Even after they got rid of him, Maura decided to leave Guard Duck for an advertising job at Aflac. Guard Duck was so heartbroken by the loss, that he eventually became the sadistic villian known as "The Waterfowler".