Do snakes eat fish?


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So do I just not 14 eating my poor fish and frogs.
I totally understand! We only had one Nessie & decided to relocate her because of the way she was decimating our frog population (and I didn't want her to start in on our one year old koi!) I still miss seeing her around every day, though.
 
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It was so neat when I saw the first one, big fat female. She must have dropped the babies, they can have up to 30. The invasion began! I had no intention of relocating her until I started seeing fish in the mouths. Removed 4 last year, whew thought done, nope removed 10 this year. So far we have not seen any others, at this second might be water snake free, at this moment.
 
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Your place is just the 'Club Med' for snakes! :ROFLMAO: We started out last year with two, but then one just disappeared. Since we removed the one remaining one earlier this year I've been sort of wondering if the other one might show back up again, but so far I haven't seen any. This year we just have box turtles hanging around! It's always something.
 

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Usually the snakes move when I'm walking but I almost stepped on this big one I didn't see it right away!
Our Nessie got very casual about our proximity to her when we were around the pond. She'd just sit & bask on the rocks without moving unless we reached out & came within a couple feet of touching her. Made catching her with my snake tongs really easy - just walked up & made a quick grab.
nessie & fish 02.JPG
 
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Snakes I CAN deal with with koi they will only go for 3inch or less and to me that's just crowder population control.
It's a dang wood chuck that's getting under my collar lately. Pulling apart the sides of my pond I think it is also responcible for the disappearance of the painted turtle.
 

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Snakes I CAN deal with with koi they will only go for 3inch or less and to me that's just crowder population control.
It's a dang wood chuck that's getting under my collar lately. Pulling apart the sides of my pond I think it is also responcible for the disappearance of the painted turtle.
How big was the turtle? I read they can eat small ones.
 
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4 to 6 inches i have see a groundhog munching on one years ago... but i have to admit i love watching them eat apples
 

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4 to 6 inches i have see a groundhog munching on one years ago... but i have to admit i love watching them eat apples
Well darn then what ya gonna do? Maybe trap and release? Wonder if there is more than one.
 
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Everyday my moss is tossed around from the damn thing looking for food. I love my moss . Wood chuck only comes by early early morning we need see him . Frog population is a bit low as well maybe 8 left .
 
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So I found this sucker down by the road today
And it tried to bite me then fled into the bushes.
So they are definitely around
This picture is a different kind of snake than a garter snake. They have a stripe all the way down their back, and they are non-aggressive. They will generally not try bite a person, only if extremely provoked. I've only ever been bitten once (while handling the snake - the bite is not harmful to people) and I used to pick them up and carry them around all the time as a kid. I have had extra-large garter snakes go after fish in the pond (caught them in the act), however, whether the snake can eat your fish depends on the size of the snake and the fish. Garter snakes like to swim in water anyway sometimes, even if they are not eating fish. You can't snake proof your pond, but aerial predators are more common. How big are your fish?
 
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cool shot ........ great shot to give some nightmares . magnificent creature
 
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They are more afraid of us then we are of them believe it or not why do you think they come off so nasty so quick. That have little other options
 
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We got 2 goldfish for the pond and overnight 1 totally disappeared. The pond is in the garden and it's completely fenced in. Could possibly be aerial predator but then I was reading that garter snakes could possibly eat fish. Does anyone have any insight?
I have a farm pond with lots of goldfish. One day I saw one at the edge and thought it was feeding but then saw a large water snake had it in it's mouth. I startled it and it let it go. The fish seemed ok and eventually swam away. A few days later it was sunning itself on one of my fake alligators and it's now no longer with us thanks to my husband being an excellent shot. I know they have to eat too but NOT MY FISH.
 
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We got 2 goldfish for the pond and overnight 1 totally disappeared. The pond is in the garden and it's completely fenced in. Could possibly be aerial predator but then I was reading that garter snakes could possibly eat fish. Does anyone have any insight?
I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes, but YES! I walked across my lawn about 6' away from the pond and interrupted a garter snake about 4' long preparing to wrap its mouth around the head of an 8" goldfish. My grandson came rushing in and captured the snake and I managed to get the fish back in the pond where it recovered completely except for a bit of a bend in its tail
 
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I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it with my own eyes, but YES! I walked across my lawn about 6' away from the pond and interrupted a garter snake about 4' long preparing to wrap its mouth around the head of an 8" goldfish. My grandson came rushing in and captured the snake and I managed to get the fish back in the pond where it recovered completely except for a bit of a bend in its tail
And the fish has a story it can "dine out on" for years.
 
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We got 2 goldfish for the pond and overnight 1 totally disappeared. The pond is in the garden and it's completely fenced in. Could possibly be aerial predator but then I was reading that garter snakes could possibly eat fish. Does anyone have any insight?
Yes, garter snakes absolutely eat gold fish, koi and any other aquatic animal that they can manage to fit in their mouths. I lost one koi due to infection after being bitten by a Garter - he was too big to drag out of the pond to eat.
 

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