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Posted: 6/5/2008 9:44:40 AM EST
So I took the dog out this morning, and there was a heron in my koi pond. The stupid feathered bastard ate all the fish. So, before I restock, any suggestions on keeping the birds out? I've already seen it twice again today, even though it ate all the fish already. Already planning a better hide on the bottom of the pond.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:45:48 AM EST
Bigger fish?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:46:28 AM EST
SSS

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:46:29 AM EST
fish stuffed with explosives?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:46:59 AM EST
Motion activated water sprinkler? Often used for deer.
Fake owl near the pond? Often used around gardens to keep crows out.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:47:54 AM EST
Netting, bamboo spitter or motion activated alarm like the poster above stated.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:49:21 AM EST
The same thing happened to a lady I know.

She got some chicken wire and put it over her pond.

Not very decorative, but it kept the herons out.

Hey, and how is the heron 'stupid'? He just got breakfast.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:50:40 AM EST
ALLIGATORS?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:51:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Maccrage:
So I took the dog out this morning, and there was a heron in my koi pond. The stupid feathered bastard ate all the fish. So, before I restock, any suggestions on keeping the birds out? I've already seen it twice again today, even though it ate all the fish already. Already planning a better hide on the bottom of the pond.


Crap of a bird. Arrogant in the air too. The only bird that will look right at you in a single engine Cessna and not get out of the way. I'd cry very little if the last one got eaten by an alligator.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:49:48 AM EST
I seem to remember reading somewhere about mono-filament fish line strung just under the surface in a grid pattern. Something to do with their toes and the tactile sensations.
Added bonus-it disappears for you and me. The fish don't care one way or the other.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:51:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:55:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By heffelfinger007:
SSS



It really is the only way with them birds, they will wipe out a pond. Don't ask me how I know this.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:55:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By larkinmusic:
Bigger fish?


I have seen great blue herons eat huge trout. I thought one was going to die before it swallowed it.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:57:02 AM EST
Herons really do taste like chicken -- just in case you didn't know that.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:57:03 AM EST
A fish-owner with a shotgun?

I guess that would be the easy answer.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:58:42 AM EST
Herons are not a game bird or a nuisance bird. Shooting them is bad juju.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:00:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By jrinfoley:

Originally Posted By larkinmusic:
Bigger fish?


I have seen great blue herons eat huge trout. I thought one was going to die before it swallowed it.


I was thinking something like this.

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:00:49 AM EST
a fake heron keeps other herons out
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:01:39 AM EST
Ya but dont you have a right to protect your "livestock" from predators
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:02:18 AM EST
This is ARFCOM. The only correct answer is SSS.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:04:18 AM EST
Well if you had a saltwater pond you could invest in one of these beach balls of death!

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