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Pesky Heron #1
I don't think he's nabbed any yet but I'm really worried he'll get my new stock of koi. I have a ledges thats about 25" deep on the side. Do you think he could wade on that?

Theres an over hang which goes about 10" fro mthe water surface to the top of the sleeper. And it's about 15" to the ground from the top. Do you think he could snipe at the fish from there?

any feedback would be greatly appreciated and I'll get some pics tommorow to help explain.
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Re: Pesky Heron #2
Lots of cover for the fish to hide in is a good idea. Also netting the pond is even better.

Please do bear in mind that even if the Heron cant lift the fish, he can poke a nasty hole into one

I'd keep a good close eye on the fish and the heron, and also add some cover for them to hide in if theres not much already
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Re: Pesky Heron #3
I have quite a few Lillies but their still small after winter. Do the drain pipes cut in half for the koi to shelter in work? or will the heron just stand on it
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Re: Pesky Heron #4
Netting is the best option but if that is not feasible then stringing fishing lines across the pond is worth a try. If you are going to use drain pipes for shelter, don't bother to cut them in half. They can get overturned. Make sure that the pipe is long enough and wide enough to house your largest fish and they will want to crowd into the same pipe so make allowance for that as well.
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Re: Pesky Heron #5
i posted this on the other thread but what about as well as the netting getting a deer scarer it just a pivoted piece of wood thats hollow and fills up at one end and when it get too full it bangs down making a loud noise if deers hate it then i bet a heron will too and you can put it next to the pond so the water can go round and round

im gonna see if i can find a pic of one for you

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Re: Pesky Heron #6
Hmmm, that might also scare the fish
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Re: Pesky Heron #7
http://www.fujiyamagarden.com/shishi.jpg

its just like a water fall realy

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Re: Pesky Heron #8
Oh! I see! I thought you meant like a big BANG! LOL The fish would love that! (not)
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Re: Pesky Heron #9
i can see how you would think that but no its the move ment and the sudden sound they wouldnt like

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