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#11 davidP

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 03:21 AM

Hereford_angler:
I also notice they go for the biggest fish they can   :mad:   ! A friend of mine found her biggest carp on the lawn dead. Turns out a heron had picked it out but couldn't carry or eat it.   :(

We had exactly the same - wife came home and found Big Momma koi on the lawn gasping her last. She survived a day but in the end I had to put her out of her misery as she was just lying on her side on the bottom. As very hard thing to do.

As regards heron scarers - you can buy devices that squirt water jets in the direction of any intruder. Except of course my wife would never remember to avoid them so it's a bit of a non-starter for me. I resorted to a couple of strands of wire right round the pond to a height of about 18 inches and so far it seems to have done the trick.
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#12 John S

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Posted 07 January 2003 - 06:48 AM

You need one of these :D


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They will cost over 1,000 though....
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Posted 08 January 2003 - 06:50 PM

[quote] davidP:
[quote]Originally posted by Hereford_angler:
[qb]As regards heron scarers - you can buy devices that squirt water jets in the direction of any intruder. Except of course my wife would never remember to avoid them so it's a bit of a non-starter for me. I resorted to a couple of strands of wire right round the pond to a height of about 18 inches and so far it seems to have done the trick.[/quote]Hehehe... the ultimate answer to next door's cat crapping on your geraniums! Got to get me one of those! Where can you get 'em from?

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#14 Peter Gowman

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Posted 10 January 2003 - 01:55 AM

I had trouble with a heron, until one day the wife was sat by the pond and she heard a great flapping of wings. The heron was coming in to land, wife saw heron, heron saw wife, scared each other sh***less, haven't seen the heron since. I could lend you the wife I suppose.

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Posted 10 January 2003 - 08:34 PM

i keep a shotgun at the side of my backdoor just in case i get a visit from any herons or cormarants to my pond or for anyone trying to nick my japanese koi
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 03:15 AM

I take it you follow the recommendations and fire blanks or at least fire in the opposite direction
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 07:18 PM

no i do not fire blanks and have killed about ten cormarants and three herons last year :cool:
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:53 PM

Craig, I presume you realise that both birds are protected by law.

You're not showing fishkeepers or anglers in a good light here.

Perhaps a little more thought mate.
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Posted 11 January 2003 - 10:56 PM

i think that my 6000 japanese koi are more important than these birds
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Posted 12 January 2003 - 12:59 AM

Craig, I understand where your coming from, but it's counter productive in the long run. Find another way mate.