Turtle baskin isle or "floating log"


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The maple stuff will soak up water and then it'll lie low in the water.
It will draped over the edge of the hot tub. Not in the water. More to hide the edge than have floating areas. Turtles etc can't get in that tub neither can frogs.
 
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Yea, but no way to arrive to the water...my pond is small so can check easily all the net
you might be surprised; I've seen herons fly over fencing like that and land IN the water. As long as they can take-off, they feel safe. Just be watching. The first time you lose fish to one will be the moment you wish you'd have covered it earlier! I know I've mentioned in other threads; you can put up 2 poles, one at each end of the pond, like 6' tall. String a cable from one to the other. This is the apex of your 'pond tent' and you'd slide it to one side when you're there enjoying the pond and slide if back when you leave. Easy peasy and not costly at all. Lots of peace of mind. And you'd think small ponds would avoid detection, but as I said, I have one customer with maybe 150 gallons in his pond and I've twice now seen a heron by it and he's lost fish almost every other year at a minimum. Keeps buying new fish despite I tell him how NOT to lose them!

Even had a heron try to figure out if it could get into MY pondhouse; and it can see from the air it's enclosed but it tried anyhow, walking all the way around, lookking for a way in!
 
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you might be surprised; I've seen herons fly over fencing like that and land IN the water. As long as they can take-off, they feel safe. Just be watching. The first time you lose fish to one will be the moment you wish you'd have covered it earlier! I know I've mentioned in other threads; you can put up 2 poles, one at each end of the pond, like 6' tall. String a cable from one to the other. This is the apex of your 'pond tent' and you'd slide it to one side when you're there enjoying the pond and slide if back when you leave. Easy peasy and not costly at all. Lots of peace of mind. And you'd think small ponds would avoid detection, but as I said, I have one customer with maybe 150 gallons in his pond and I've twice now seen a heron by it and he's lost fish almost every other year at a minimum. Keeps buying new fish despite I tell him how NOT to lose them!

Even had a heron try to figure out if it could get into MY pondhouse; and it can see from the air it's enclosed but it tried anyhow, walking all the way around, lookking for a way in!
Will be season for heron in the oven...
 

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I've seen herons fly over fencing like that and land IN the water. As long as they can take-off, they feel safe. Just be watching.
Hey our heron learned how to duck under the few edges of the net that was not anchored down. Crawl under , be under the pond net, ie could not fly away quick and fish. The one time I went out and spooked it, it went right back under the net edge and flew away like it was no biggy.
 

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Hey our heron learned how to duck under the few edges of the net that was not anchored down. Crawl under , be under the pond net, ie could not fly away quick and fish. The one time I went out and spooked it, it went right back under the net edge and flew away like it was no biggy.
well, you gots Maryland herons--they're trained to a higher degree than the rest of the herd. Dime's got Italian ones; they be scared of the lockdown to go through all that extra subterfuge lessons, ya know? :giggle: :giggle:
 
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ahahah, i got metallic net that come from ground to air, and large holes net all over...if got prob is time to put into pond 4 or 5 alligator...the real ones... no more herons -.-
 

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ahahah, i got metallic net that come from ground to air, and large holes net all over...if got prob is time to put into pond 4 or 5 alligator...the real ones... no more herons -.-
the heron merely sneered at addy's attack yorkies; I think my money WON'T be on the alligators! Too, IF the alligators make it 'no more herons', they'll also make it 'no more fish'; kind of a win-lose anyhow, no?
 

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cork is also a great insulator also . I put rolls of cork down under my vinyl plank floors and then insulated underlayment . Great idea and you can make it also look like wood without being wood by getting thick cork and carving it out . Bad thing is if you have critters it gives them a way to get in the pond and possibly not able to get out
 
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cork is also a great insulator also . I put rolls of cork down under my vinyl plank floors and then insulated underlayment . Great idea and you can make it also look like wood without being wood by getting thick cork and carving it out . Bad thing is if you have critters it gives them a way to get in the pond and possibly not able to get out

With mine can be a safety island for critters that fall into pond, enough grip
 
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I had a floating island in my pond and stray cat fell in and island kept flipping when the cat tried to crawl back onto it and I had to rescue him with my pond net . I looked at my security cameras and realized the island was what he used to start with to get in the mess he was in . So I removed the island . I was lucky I heard the camera warning that shows which camera the warning was coming from . Never want to deal with a pissed off cat again . man he was mad and tried to claw me when I got him out as he got tangled in my pool net and also ruined it . New net 19 dollars and lesson learned
 
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If something fall into my pond, is a natural one, so can crawl from the edge w/o problem. :)

Damn poor cat eh eh
 

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