Aliens abducted my fish?

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by nik Simpson, Apr 1, 2011.

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    nik Simpson Guest

    Went out this morning and the pond was completely empty (unless there

    are some survivors hiding), strange thing is there is no sign of any

    disturbance in the pond at all. The last time a Heron called he made a

    hell of a mess and I can't imagine Raccoons being that neat either.
    nik Simpson, Apr 1, 2011
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    kathy Guest

    Not discounting aliens... I'd still wait some time and
    you might find some of them hiding.

    Something that can get fish without much disturbance to the
    pond is a kingfisher. They do make a racket though.

    Depending on where you live - minks, snakes, bullfrogs, small
    green herons can also hunt for fish and not leave much of a

    kathy :)
    kathy, Apr 2, 2011
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    nik Simpson Guest

    I've seen one survivor so far, he looks like he has survivors guilt ;-)

    I've never seen a Kingfisher around here (northern Alabama), though I'm

    sure they exist.

    I'm inclined to think just a stealthy blue Heron, though I can't rule

    aliens out.
    nik Simpson, Apr 2, 2011
  4. Bummer, Nik.

    Let us know how many more show up.

    Any way to rotect your pond?
    Phyllis and Jim, Apr 4, 2011
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    Chris Hogg Guest

    On uk.rec.gardening very recently someone reported that all the fish
    in his pond had been stripped out by a family of otters.
    Chris Hogg, Apr 4, 2011
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    Chip Wood Guest

    But those Brits are ever so uncivilized, in the US all otters would have
    been killed by now, by hunters trying to save them.

    Chip Wood, Apr 5, 2011
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    ~ jan Guest

    Herons are aliens, aren't they?

    Last year my son caught one red handed/winged/beak stealing one of our koi
    on webcam. Course it was a night I'd forgotten to turn on the motion
    sprinkler. We had a few threaded strings across the pond at the time, but
    hadn't put the ones on the fence yet. It landed on the fence, and dropped
    right between the wires. Took its sweet time picking one out too,
    thankfully only one. Funny thing, when I went out that morning, none of koi
    seemed at all bothered by the disappearance of their relative. They came up
    and ate like nothing was amidst.

    More strings were put up and we don't forget the motion sprinkler. The
    fence was redone this spring and string was put up as soon as it was done
    so the dang bird can't land. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Apr 5, 2011
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    nik Simpson Guest

    I'm sure it was aliens now, I went out on Sunday morning and most of the

    fish had magically reappeared. Apparently the aliens were satisfied with

    whatever information they gained from sticking probes in my fish and

    returned them to their pond ;-) Funnily enough, the ones that didn't

    make it back were the big juicy ones ;-) Fortunately, these were not big

    expensive Koi, but the 6-year old Comet was a very fine specimen.
    nik Simpson, Apr 5, 2011
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    ~ jan Guest

    Sorry that you lost your biggest & oldest, always seems to be that way. :'(
    ~ jan
    ~ jan, Apr 7, 2011
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    Valorie Guest

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    Valorie, Apr 7, 2011
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    Jim Guest

    Nice to have the aliens return the fish. Whatever took the missing
    must have scared them seriously for them to hide so long.
    Jim, Apr 8, 2011
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