Mystery fish

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Walking a pup out at 6 am. Right in the middle of our drive was a goldfish, 4 inches or so.

No damage, still moist, clear eyes.....so it was not laying there long.

No clue how it got there. Pond netted.

Cat maybe?
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How crazy is that? How far away from the drive is the pond? If the net holes are big, could it have jumped out because of spawning? I had a fish do that once. Then maybe it flip flopped away, trying to get back in the water? That would depend on how far away from the pond that is, though.
 
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Something must have nabbed it and then dropped it.

We've had a few of those events in or near our pond. Once a visiting friend said "oh you have a dead fish here in the stream..." It was a small bass. The nearest pond with bass is a block and a half away. Too bad it was dead - he would have liked my pond!
 

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@bagsmom pond and drive over 100 feet apart

I don't think herons feed at night.

I need to play back the tape.
 

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After doing playback. 420am, a white cat come out of the bushes. Walks over drops the fish, sniffs it, paws it, walks away.

It must have been dead, floating, the cat was dry, my pond is deep. When cold they hang out in the deep section, down low.
 

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