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new state...new home...new pond...

my husband and me just joined the forum...
he's...skeeter.....

we moved from North Carolina to Southern Illinois 4 + years ago to be near our daughter....

we had 2 large goldfish ponds back there...one total shade...one...total sun...
they thrived...never an issue other than replacing g pumps ..

we went smaller here....and had to buy the rocks...which were in abundance down south..and free....here....they're like gold...
managed to find some...have ordered the plants...have a rock tunnel in...using an umbrella for temp shade til plants get growing...

few goldfish in......
we will add a viewing bench ..
we could walk around and on the large rocks we had down there...moss had covered most...we had salamanders...small visiting turtles...dragonflies....course...frogs....

no rock walking here...space is limited...but we plan to enjoy it.....the birds will too as we have shallow entrances for them...

best thing here...no snakes....but a resident coon...we know will pay this a visit...yikes!

Sorry sooo long...we like this forum...funny and informative..
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We don't have any big snakes or anything poisonous here in our area. I feel so lucky and am never moving out of this state even if we do get quite a bit of rain. We do have bear, cougar and other critters but so far the only thing that ever bothered us was the coyotes and the raccoons!
 
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Welcome to the forum. Pretty pond. I like how you have the water going up the limb.
 

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I just have a little garter snake which I love. @addy1 is the one w/the big huge one that is starting a family and eating up some of her fish and frogs.
...and making plans to move in permanently...:cool:
 
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We don't have any big snakes or anything poisonous here in our area. I feel so lucky and am never moving out of this state even if we do get quite a bit of rain. We do have bear, cougar and other critters but so far the only thing that ever bothered us was the coyotes and the raccoons!
how about the critters in Seattle? Bother you much?:oops:
 
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the critters in Seattle have been bothering the .......................
 
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Welcome to the forum. Pretty pond. I like how you have the water going up the limb.
thanks...the sun's getting quite warm...we're worried about boiled fish!...I am freezing water in a jug to float if Temps increase
 
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your better off getting a small tent for picnics etc
 
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We don't have any big snakes or anything poisonous here in our area. I feel so lucky and am never moving out of this state even if we do get quite a bit of rain. We do have bear, cougar and other critters but so far the only thing that ever bothered us was the coyotes and the raccoons!
we gotta skunk!
 
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Welcome to the forum!

We have resident rat/black snakes, 6-7 feet, resident water snakes, now, 4 foot and 18 inches and one time view of a copperhead. I have also seen tiny little snakes all different colors. I just look at them and leave them be. Used to catch them as a kid.
 
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Welcome to the forum!

We have resident rat/black snakes, 6-7 feet, resident water snakes, now, 4 foot and 18 inches and one time view of a copperhead. I have also seen tiny little snakes all different colors. I just look at them and leave them be. Used to catch them as a kid.
Wow....just.. wow...you got gumption!
I was shoveling concrete posts...muddy mess...got bit by baby copperhead.....Skeeter stuck my foot in a big bucket of cold water...ice too..i fell asleep on the couch with my foot dangling in there...very much pain..turned black and numb at bite site..many years back
 
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new state...new home...new pond...

my husband and me just joined the forum...
he's...skeeter.....

we moved from North Carolina to Southern Illinois 4 + years ago to be near our daughter....

we had 2 large goldfish ponds back there...one total shade...one...total sun...
they thrived...never an issue other than replacing g pumps ..

we went smaller here....and had to buy the rocks...which were in abundance down south..and free....here....they're like gold...
managed to find some...have ordered the plants...have a rock tunnel in...using an umbrella for temp shade til plants get growing...

few goldfish in......
we will add a viewing bench ..
we could walk around and on the large rocks we had down there...moss had covered most...we had salamanders...small visiting turtles...dragonflies....course...frogs....

no rock walking here...space is limited...but we plan to enjoy it.....the birds will too as we have shallow entrances for them...

best thing here...no snakes....but a resident coon...we know will pay this a visit...yikes!

Sorry sooo long...we like this forum...funny and informative..View attachment 139786
Hi and welcome to GPF! (Garden pond fanatics). Very pretty pond! I’m in Northern Illinois.
 

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The Seattle people creatures living on the streets are far enough away from us northern folks................so far!
 
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