Rehoming a loved goldfish in Maryland

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I have moved and can no longer keep my common goldfish Claudete. She is very friendly and personable. I love her very much and would like her to live out her days in an outdoor pond where she can be as happy as possible. I can bring her to her new home myself but I will want to see the pond first. I am hoping to transition her to her new home in late March or early April, once the cold weather is gone for the year.
 

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I'd take her but I live way across the country.
Hope you can find a good home for her
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What part of maryland!

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About 42 miles. I have a few separate small ponds I could isolate it in. But I have been fighting water snakes.

Last year very few compared to the year before.

It would then go into the big pond, once isolation is over.
 
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@addy1 's ponds would be a paradise for any fish. The snake issue might be a concern, but honestly any outdoor pond poses a predator risk for fish. How old is your fish?

Good luck to you and Claudette @DJ713!
 
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My hat is off to @DJ713 for trying to find a good home for Claudete! And that is extremely nice of @addy1 to offer a good home for the fish! Addy, perhaps a Florida gator to eat the snakes?!
 

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My hat is off to @DJ713 for trying to find a good home for Claudete! And that is extremely nice of @addy1 to offer a good home for the fish! Addy, perhaps a Florida gator to eat the snakes?!
Don't they eat fish also?

I did have way fewer snakes, like 5 vs the 23 or so the last year. Will see what this year brings.
 
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Yeah, that is one disadvantage! They eat virtually anything. There are a few 'big boys' who give me the eye when I venture out on a local restaurant's deck. "Jump in, the water's great!"
 

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Since @DJ713 wants to find a pond home for the fish in MD then snakes might be an issue anywhere there unless maybe a city pond? @addy1 does a very good job of trying to keep the snakes at bay removing them w/traps and relocating to farm ponds further away.
 

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