Weirdest thing you found in your pond?

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    brandonsdad02 They call me Ryan

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    Came home from work yesterday and the wife tells me there is a weird purple sack thing in the pond. She didn't take it out because she didn't know if I was doing something to the pond. I went to investigate and it was one of those chinese lantern things you can get for parties. You light the candle or whatever and it fills with hot air and off it goes. Someone around the area must have had some and it fell into the pond. So what is the weirdest thing you have found in your pond??
     
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    Giant water beetle! Absolutely hideous! Those things really scare the c--p out of me. :yikesu:
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    Recently bought a few new bog plants and a week later found a 3" leech swimming around.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    yuck! a lot of people soak new plants in some chlorine to kill tag a longs.

    Post an introduction in the intro thread so we can give you the good old welcome!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Found a dead robin and a baby bunny in my bath tub pond. The robin had no way to get out I guess but the bunny had a floating board and a plant pot in there it could have gotten on to get out. I put that stuff in after the robin drowned. The bunny was really small tho and prolly just freaked out and couldn't get it's senses together or something. I thought rabbits could swim?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    The net, true or false, says they can swim. I have only seen ours hopping
     
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    A floating mole!
     
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    So far weirdest thing I found is a water strider. Sorry, pond is too new.
     
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    a small 6" alligator.
     
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    ON LONG ISLAND????????? :profile:
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    nothing really weird as far as wildlife or anything but i'm with pecan as i was the "weird" one in the pond when i get in on occasion to do do whatever
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    After a storm we had here on Friday, I found 2 of my patio chairs in my pond. A few years ago we had a get together at my old place and a guest didn't know it was there and stepped backwards right into my pond.
     
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    I discovered a rat tailed maggot in my little wildlife pond. I think it came via the Iris I'd transfered which had previously been sat in stagnant water.
     
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    FIGGY -- aren't those the creepiest looking things? We have a small fountain by the back patio that has only been collecting rainwater and yard trash [leaves] for a while -- no pump going as it kept tripping the circuit -- so was quite stagnate. I found some some rat tailed maggots in there and just about freaked! Once I found out what they were, though, I put them back where I found them so they could complete their life cycle.

    BACK ON TOPIC -- my pond is too new, so haven't found anything unusual, weird or otherwise.
     
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    They certainly are creepy looking Mmathis.
    Fascinating though the way they use their tails to breathe.
     
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    Now you are gong to make me go look up this rat tailed maggot creature..................you got my imagination working on how monstrous this thing could look!

    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    JW - interesting video! It doesn't look exactly like the ones I saw, but has the same "creepy" factor! Actually, when I found these, I thought they WERE pinky mice/rats that a momma had aborted and left in our fountain [we sometimes have wood rats, until the neighborhood cats get active]. "EWEEEEEEEW!" is right!

    Had never heard of them, so did web search. Marvelously adapted critters.
     
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