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TheDragonLord TheDragonLord
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  • Posted on: 26/4/2005 17:14
Re: Herons #11
dogs and foxes cant catch em though and the decoy herons dont work ever
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Fishlover Fishlover
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  • Posted on: 26/4/2005 23:39
Re: Herons #12
Mmm-think I'll play safe then and stick with my net!!
seanmckinney seanmckinney
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  • Posted on: 27/4/2005 9:05
Re: Herons #13
Have a look for something called the "scarecrow" an motion activated water cannon, or make your own with the motion sensor from a security light and the water valve/s from a washing machine.
An electric fence, animal fence, very high voltage but minute current, not lethal to herons, little girls, or mums and dads.
halfpastdead halfpastdead
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  • Posted on: 27/4/2005 9:18
Re: Herons #14
what about a dear scarer? it can be made part of the pond

its a peice of hollow wood on a pivot and one end fills up with water till its full then it falls making a bang on a lower paice of wood then pops back up to repet the hole thing all over again

it runs all the time so it might not work but its just a thought

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Gerry Gerry
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  • Posted on: 29/4/2005 11:44
Re: Herons #15
Thankyou all for your imput. Knew I could count on the members for idea's. will certyainly look at some of the idea's. Have already placed a fake heron on the side and will see if they really work. I like the idea of the deer scarer would fit into my landscape well. Anyway Thankyo one and all
Gerry
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TheDragonLord TheDragonLord
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Re: Herons #16
http://www.erdingtonaquatics.com/ponds.html
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icthytitch icthytitch
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  • Posted on: 30/4/2005 11:23
Re: Herons #17
get yourself a snake! i have seen it mentioned on other sites that if you lay around your pond bright coloured rubber snakes the heron will stay away, they dont like em!
make your own, some painted hose pipe, its worth a try i suppose.
good luck
Goldy Goldy
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chopper chopper
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Re: Herons #19
HI

best thing ive found is a machine gun from an old world war two churchill tank that me dad brought home from the war one day.

only joking!!!!!!!!!

i have a heron problem in our area, all the neighbours like me have to rely on nets and fake herons and lights and dogs and on and on. Plus a neighbour of mine lost a fish to a kingfisher last year.

the battle continues

keith

Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...