Predators jumped into my netted-pond in attempt to eat my koi

Discussion in 'Garden Pond Talk' started by Johnnie, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Johnnie

    Johnnie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    North-Eastcoaster with shovels for blizzards
    [​IMG]
    This wild cat got into the pond. Thanks goodness for the net. Koi were shielded from harm.

    These cats just looked for a way to eat my koi for breakfast, circa 6am.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Johnnie, Aug 29, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Johnnie

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    33,196
    Likes Received:
    17,805
    Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
    Glad your fish are safe, they look like kittens, but could still damage your fish. We get feral cats here, but the fox, owls etc take care of them.
     
    addy1, Aug 29, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Johnnie

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,053
    Likes Received:
    14,158
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    put mouse traps around the edge or even sticky tape ,they will take the hint .I put mouse traps out to keep my neighbors dogs away and after a few snaps and yaps they have not come back again .I loosen the snap part so they would not loose a toe ,just bending it a tiny bit with a screw driver works ,it more or less pinches there toes ..I bought plastic ones at the dollar store .Funny to watch though .
     
    sissy, Aug 29, 2012
    #3
  4. Johnnie

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    24,414
    Likes Received:
    14,153
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Looks like mama cat brought her kittens and they are just exploring the diggs :razz: My cats never bother my fish in the pond. Think some fish have a knack for it and others don't want to get their little paws wet. Guess if they are wild they would fish if hungry tho.
     
    j.w, Aug 29, 2012
    #4
  5. Johnnie

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,679
    Likes Received:
    4,620
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Your fish have little paws??? :profile:
    John
     
    HARO, Aug 29, 2012
    #5
    j.w likes this.
  6. Johnnie

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    24,414
    Likes Received:
    14,153
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Oops boo boo, meant cats Mr Funny Man John :LOL:
     
    j.w, Aug 30, 2012
    #6
  7. Johnnie

    Fishylove

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    856
    Location:
    Southern Indiana, US Zone 6b
    lol :LOL:
    my kitty never tries to get at the fish, he just sits and watches them. I wouldn't be suprised to see him sopping wet one day th, he loves chasing those frogs lol
     
    Fishylove, Aug 30, 2012
    #7
  8. Johnnie

    Johnnie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    North-Eastcoaster with shovels for blizzards
    Update... More natural predators attacks

    Circa 10pm, 2 raccoons jumped into my netted-pond. They bounced around on the net as if they were on a trampoline. Again, thanks goodness for the net. My koi were shield from harm. No meals for cats nor the coons!
     
    Johnnie, Aug 31, 2012
    #8
  9. Johnnie

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    24,414
    Likes Received:
    14,153
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    The net saved you again or should I say the fish! Hooray for the net!!!
     
    j.w, Aug 31, 2012
    #9
  10. Johnnie

    GBBUDD

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2017
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    1,157
    Location:
    Ct
    YOUR EVIL ..... I love it
     
    GBBUDD, May 6, 2018
    #10
  11. Johnnie

    mrsclem mrsclem

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,488
    Likes Received:
    2,125
    Location:
    st. mary's county, md.
    2012 post
     
    mrsclem, May 6, 2018
    #11
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.