Weirdest thing you found in your pond?

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    GreatDanesDad Electro-Mechanical Engineer

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    My great dane jumped in, and with the rock walls slick with algae he couldnt get out by himself.
     
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    Been filming the Rat Tailed Maggot again and captured something that I don't think has ever been captured before, but I might be wrong.

    It's only 22 seconds long, the maggot has been out of water for 4 days and then this happened...


     
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    Ooooo, that's creepy!
     
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    You can now get an understanding of why I have missed this over the years, as it all happens in a couple of seconds. All I have to do now is capture the Drone Fly Emerging.

    Isn't Life just wonderful...
     
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    Ewwwwww
     
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    My pond is too new for anything really exciting, did see a large spider RUN across the top of the water! Creeper me out!
    However, the friend I made down the hey from me who has several ponds and has been ponding 25 years told me he came out one morning and found a big bullfrog dead with a rather large bat in his mouth. Both were dead. He said apparently the frog jumped and grabbed the bat for dinner...killed them both!
     
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    Was the frogs name Ozzy :vamp:
     
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    LOL!
     
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    I believe so...
     
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    It's a crazy train out there!
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Last summer saw a 1x2" square of white bread floating in the pond??? I haven't had white bread in twenty years, seems the fish don't care for it either.
     
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    Are you sure it was white bread? Maybe you just have health conscious fish.
     
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    I love white bread! It's just that it wants to stay w/me forever in all the wrong places :meh:
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Ya gotta roll the center into a ball, that's food.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh man that holds such fond memories for me [​IMG]
     
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    20171014_111537[1].jpg 20171014_111605[1].jpg 20171013_211901[1].jpg 20171013_211906[1].jpg 20171013_212017[1].jpg Located in the Phoenix metro area. This is my 1st full summer enjoying my pond. After what I think was a very haot summer, the temps are in the mid 90's during day and low to mid 60's at night. I noticed these oblong "things on the rocks, especially the rocks here water is flowing swiftly at the waterfall.
    They are 1/2 in long and 1/4 in wide off-white to grey. I peeled a couple off and they have a rubbery consistency.
    I noticed them on Wednesday and it appears they are "hatched" as of Sunday. T 20171014_111537[1].jpg 20171014_111605[1].jpg hey appear to be breaking down. The only insects of note that I have seen around the pond are bees and many blue damselflies.

    (sorry about the picture quality.) The 1st 2 pictures, I peeled a couple loose yesterday. The last 3 pictures (at night) show them attached to rocks.

    BTW they have a rubbery consistency.

    Can anyone help me identify them? or give me a clue as to where to start research.

    TIA

    Ed
     
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    A muskrat!
     
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