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Went out this morning and the pond was completely empty (unless there

are some survivors hiding), strange thing is there is no sign of any

disturbance in the pond at all. The last time a Heron called he made a

hell of a mess and I can't imagine Raccoons being that neat either.

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Not discounting aliens... I'd still wait some time and
you might find some of them hiding.

Something that can get fish without much disturbance to the
pond is a kingfisher. They do make a racket though.

Depending on where you live - minks, snakes, bullfrogs, small
green herons can also hunt for fish and not leave much of a
clue.

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On 4/2/2011 7:27 AM, kathy wrote:

Not discounting aliens... I'd still wait some time and


you might find some of them hiding.




I've seen one survivor so far, he looks like he has survivors guilt ;-)





Something that can get fish without much disturbance to the


pond is a kingfisher. They do make a racket though.




I've never seen a Kingfisher around here (northern Alabama), though I'm

sure they exist.



Depending on where you live - minks, snakes, bullfrogs, small


green herons can also hunt for fish and not leave much of a


clue.




I'm inclined to think just a stealthy blue Heron, though I can't rule

aliens out.





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Bummer, Nik.

Let us know how many more show up.

Any way to rotect your pond?

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On 4/4/2011 11:02 AM, Chris Hogg wrote:


On uk.rec.gardening very recently someone reported that all the fish
in his pond had been stripped out by a family of otters.

But those Brits are ever so uncivilized, in the US all otters would have
been killed by now, by hunters trying to save them.

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On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:54:56 EDT, nik Simpson wrote:

I'm inclined to think just a stealthy blue Heron, though I can't rule
aliens out.


Herons are aliens, aren't they?

Last year my son caught one red handed/winged/beak stealing one of our koi
on webcam. Course it was a night I'd forgotten to turn on the motion
sprinkler. We had a few threaded strings across the pond at the time, but
hadn't put the ones on the fence yet. It landed on the fence, and dropped
right between the wires. Took its sweet time picking one out too,
thankfully only one. Funny thing, when I went out that morning, none of koi
seemed at all bothered by the disappearance of their relative. They came up
and ate like nothing was amidst.

More strings were put up and we don't forget the motion sprinkler. The
fence was redone this spring and string was put up as soon as it was done
so the dang bird can't land. ~ jan
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I'm sure it was aliens now, I went out on Sunday morning and most of the

fish had magically reappeared. Apparently the aliens were satisfied with

whatever information they gained from sticking probes in my fish and

returned them to their pond ;-) Funnily enough, the ones that didn't

make it back were the big juicy ones ;-) Fortunately, these were not big

expensive Koi, but the 6-year old Comet was a very fine specimen.



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On Tue, 5 Apr 2011 12:25:50 EDT, nik Simpson wrote:

I'm sure it was aliens now, I went out on Sunday morning and most of the
fish had magically reappeared. Apparently the aliens were satisfied with
whatever information they gained from sticking probes in my fish and
returned them to their pond ;-) Funnily enough, the ones that didn't
make it back were the big juicy ones ;-) Fortunately, these were not big
expensive Koi, but the 6-year old Comet was a very fine specimen.


Sorry that you lost your biggest & oldest, always seems to be that way. :'(
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Went out this morning and the pond was completely empty (unless there
are some survivors hiding), strange thing is there is no sign of any
disturbance in the pond at all. The last time a Heron called he made a
hell of a mess and I can't imagine Raccoons being that neat either.

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Nice to have the aliens return the fish. Whatever took the missing
must have scared them seriously for them to hide so long.



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