• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
    Results 41 to 53 of 53

    Thread: Heron ate all my fish

    1. #41
      pickerel's Avatar
      pickerel is online now Supporting Member
      is fighting Herons
       
      Feeling:
      Annoyed
       
      Join Date
      May 2018
      Location
      SC
      Posts
      524
      Thanks for the ideas. My wife loves your design too. We'll have to see what we can find.

    2. #42
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is usually here but if not I'm
      probably off flying
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      27,299
      This is all hypothetical because I've never done anything like this but I visited a pond that had a number of
      wires guarding the pond from this kind of attack, but they were very high. I'd try lines up higher, like over
      head height so it doesn't effect viewing. Maybe in addition to putting them near the pond they could be put
      where you see the beasts landing so make it harder for them even to use their landing gear. Then if they have
      enough area elsewhere to land, lines to trip them up as they approach.


      All just guesses.
      --Steve
      Find more about Weather in Poulsbo, WA

      "I know what I have to do now. I got to keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise.
      Who knows what the tide could bring." --Tom Hanks in Cast Away

    3. #43
      Nevermore is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2018
      Location
      Cincinnati, Ohio
      Posts
      103
      On my smaller pond ... having the lines at 3feet and 2feet seemed to confuse them enough to make them give up. I didn’t have any taken with that fence. And if you kinda cross the pond edges with your line ... you be in better shape.

      I agree that having other lines farther back ... maybe under the trees but not on the grass (so mowing isn’t a pain) ... would be even better. You could still put your motion sprinkler facing out to the landing area too.

    4. #44
      pickerel's Avatar
      pickerel is online now Supporting Member
      is fighting Herons
       
      Feeling:
      Annoyed
       
      Join Date
      May 2018
      Location
      SC
      Posts
      524

      Some fish survived!

      Andrea you were right. At least 3 of my original goldfish have survived the heron attack. They have stayed out of sight at the bottom for 1 1/2 weeks with no food from me. Yesterday I threw in a few food pellets for the new little ones to gnaw on, and lo and behold I saw a couple of big flashes of gold and yellow. I couldn't believe my eyes. I'm so happy that some of them survived. They are terrified and won't stay on the surface at all which is fine with me. I just want them to be safe. I ordered a UV and it is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I can't wait to get the water cleared up so I can see what's really down there.

      On another positive note, about 5 days ago I got the opportunity to fire off two shotgun blasts in the general direction of the heron, and he hasn't been back since. We have seen him feeding at the other end of the big pond in the back, but he hasn't been back to our yard. I hope he understands that he is not at the top of the food chain over here and will stay away. If not, there's more where that came from.

      Here's a very short video so you can see what I saw. It's not much, but it's beautiful to me.

      Last edited by pickerel; 3 Days Ago at 09:27 AM.

    5. #45
      Nevermore is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2018
      Location
      Cincinnati, Ohio
      Posts
      103
      Well that's good news!

    6. #46
      OCkoiFan's Avatar
      OCkoiFan is online now Supporting Member
      is aka Mitchiesan
       
      Feeling:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2014
      Location
      Orange County, CA
      Posts
      4,333
      that help healing for sure
      M.Nguyen


    7. #47
      ademink's Avatar
      ademink is offline Supporting Member ~ Koi Health Care Committee Member
      is loving Red Label.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2005
      Location
      Indianapolis, IN
      Posts
      3,119
      YAY!!! That's wonderful!!!!!
      Andrea
      Koi Health Care Committee Member



    8. #48
      hp is offline Supporting Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2016
      Location
      Seattle, WA
      Posts
      286
      That's a great news... Happy to hear those fishes survived!

      hp.

    9. #49
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is usually here but if not I'm
      probably off flying
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      27,299
      Congrat's!
      --Steve
      Find more about Weather in Poulsbo, WA

      "I know what I have to do now. I got to keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise.
      Who knows what the tide could bring." --Tom Hanks in Cast Away

    10. #50
      stephen's Avatar
      stephen is online now Koiphen Member
      WWKC Lifetime Charter Diamond Member #2
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2004
      Location
      Koiphenville
      Posts
      32,618

    11. #51
      Nguyen365's Avatar
      Nguyen365 is online now Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2018
      Location
      Bakersfield ca
      Posts
      1,104
      Awesome news I just subscribed to your channel cheers

    12. #52
      gander's Avatar
      gander is online now Supporting Member ~ WWKC BOD ~ 2018 KPOTY
      is birds flying high you know how
      I feel
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      May 2004
      Location
      Gore Okla Zone 7A
      Posts
      27,938
      Thats great news
      "most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song
      still in them."
      I wish I could sing

      OK.TN.




    13. #53
      gray cat's Avatar
      gray cat is offline Administrator ~ WWKC BOD ~ Facebook Administrator
      is looking forward to Spring.
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2004
      Location
      Winston Salem, NC. Zone 7b
      Posts
      52,795
      So glad the heron didn't get all of your fish. Let's hope more of your fish are still hiding down there.
      Nancy



      Koiphen 2013 Koi Person of the Year!

    Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •