Do snakes eat 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
 
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Garter snakes as well as a large percentage of other snakes are great fishermen. If they are small enough and slow enough they will clean you out... One thing that will help is giving the small ones places to hide from predators.
 

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I saw a pretty good sized garter snake by my pond the other day and then the next day I found this:

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You can even see where his eyeballs were:
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Hope he doesn't go after my fish as I enjoy seeing it around but I enjoy my fish more!
 
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I've been putting a cage on top over night and when I'm not around and I just came out to check the pond and Saw this!!!

I couldn't catch it, it's a fast little thing.
That's a true garter. Fish is one of their primary food sources. Most people in the PA typically call DeKays garter snakes.
 
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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 thought we'd lost 2 small fish last year, didn't even see them when we 75% emptied, cleaned and refilled pond. Sure enough few weeks later there they were!
 
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