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Old 14-12-2003, 05:17 PM
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Default Cats terrorise my fish!

I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2 of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any other ideas.

Thanks

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Old 14-12-2003, 06:03 PM
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Moth Balls, One of these water throwing herrings.
A fake barking dog. Or a pellet gun.




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I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
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Old 14-12-2003, 06:34 PM
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Do you have electric fido fences
over on your side of the pond?
They deliver a shock to the intruding
animal and usually that is enough to
keep them away forever.
Or one of those motion activated
sprinkers works too.

good luck!
ka30p
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Old 14-12-2003, 11:02 PM
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Sorry for going off topic, but your username... you don't happen to drive a
type of Japanese car do you ?

Theo




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bwahaahhahaaahhh .. the combination of wet cat making contact with electric fence
standing on wet ground ... YES!!!!


EROSPAM (Ka30P) wrote:


Do you have electric fido fences
over on your side of the pond?
They deliver a shock to the intruding
animal and usually that is enough to
keep them away forever.
Or one of those motion activated
sprinkers works too.

good luck!
ka30p
http://www.geocities.com/watergarden...dors/home.html



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Old 14-12-2003, 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by Scooby Don't
I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2 of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any other ideas.

Thanks
Hi hope this helps..have you tried building up the sides of your pond so the offending cats are looking down into your pond rather than being on the same level as the water, that way they cannot just take a swipe of the fish.
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Old 14-12-2003, 11:42 PM
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Moth Balls, One of these water throwing herrings.
A fake barking dog. Or a pellet gun.

"Scooby Don't" wrote in message
s.com...
I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
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Old 15-12-2003, 02:32 PM
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Are there raccoons in the UK or other fish eating (don't mind getting wet)
critters? Or are the cats in the UK particularly aggressive? Regardless,
look for the Scarecrow, a motion activiated sprinkler as shown he
http://www.km01.com/index.html click on Pest Deterrants. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website

"Scooby Don't" wrote in message
I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
--
Scooby Don't
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Are there raccoons in the UK or other fish eating (don't mind getting wet)
critters? Or are the cats in the UK particularly aggressive? Regardless,
look for the Scarecrow, a motion activiated sprinkler as shown he
http://www.km01.com/index.html click on Pest Deterrants. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website

"Scooby Don't" wrote in message
I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
--
Scooby Don't
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Default Cats terrorise my fish!

Are there raccoons in the UK or other fish eating (don't mind getting wet)
critters? Or are the cats in the UK particularly aggressive? Regardless,
look for the Scarecrow, a motion activiated sprinkler as shown he
http://www.km01.com/index.html click on Pest Deterrants. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website

"Scooby Don't" wrote in message
I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
--
Scooby Don't
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Old 15-12-2003, 03:38 PM
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Scooby Don't wrote:

I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
--
Scooby Don't
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Think RACOONS!


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"~ jan JJsPond.us" wrote:

Are there raccoons in the UK or other fish eating (don't mind getting wet)
critters? Or are the cats in the UK particularly aggressive? Regardless,
look for the Scarecrow, a motion activiated sprinkler as shown he
http://www.km01.com/index.html click on Pest Deterrants. ~ jan


I agree. It does not sound like the work of cats.


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Default Cats terrorise my fish!

Are there raccoons in the UK or other fish eating (don't mind getting wet)
critters? Or are the cats in the UK particularly aggressive? Regardless,
look for the Scarecrow, a motion activiated sprinkler as shown he
http://www.km01.com/index.html click on Pest Deterrants. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website

"Scooby Don't" wrote in message
I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
--
Scooby Don't
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Old 15-12-2003, 03:47 PM
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Scooby Don't wrote:

I've recently moved into my new house which has a lovely little pond in
the garden - home to 3 goldfish.

The water was so murky that you couldn't see the fish, so I called a
guy from a local aquarium company who came out to clean the pond and
install a saftey grating (I have a 2 year old child). He also attached
meshing to the grate to 'keep the cats from getting the fish'.

It hasn't worked! The fish have been terrorised by numerous cats and 2
of the poor buggers have somehow been dragged out and left to die. The
remaining goldfish is in a right state, his fins are torn and he has
claw marks all over him.

How do I keep the cats away - my neighbour recommends trellis along all
walls and nails on the gate, has anyone tried this or do you have any
other ideas.

Thanks
--
Scooby Don't
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Think RACOONS!


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"~ jan JJsPond.us" wrote:

Are there raccoons in the UK or other fish eating (don't mind getting wet)
critters? Or are the cats in the UK particularly aggressive? Regardless,
look for the Scarecrow, a motion activiated sprinkler as shown he
http://www.km01.com/index.html click on Pest Deterrants. ~ jan


I agree. It does not sound like the work of cats.




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