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Dale369 Dale369
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Animal rave when I go to bed? #1
Hi,

At the top of my pond I have a shallow waterfall, and over the past few weeks each morning I have been finding small droppings on the tiers. I was just curious to what it might be and if it would be any risk to my fish (droppings contaminating the water, or a predatory animal).

Or maybe its just the animals having a rave when I go to bed?
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #2
without seeing the droppings we can't really say what they are from

but i wouldn't worry about it, as long as the pond is over 500L a few droppings wont affect it
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #3
Are you near any natural water courses? Just thinking mink, although its a bloody long shot and I have no idea what mink droppings look like.
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #4
I live right next door to a lake, and one of my neighbours has a pond.
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #5
Has your neighbour reported any fish losses?
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #6
if they are black round 10mm ish clusters. its rabbits.
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #7
Its a longish dropping, and whatever it is it only leaves on.

Forgot to mention my house is situated in front of a small forest.
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #9
Quote:

Dale369 wrote:
whatever it is it only leaves on.


Guess you mean only does it in the water then is that right
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Re: Animal rave when I go to bed? #10
It couldn't be rats could it? They like water and may be looking for food?
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