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Old 06-08-2010, 05:44 PM
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There is only one original 'Scaresrow', but there are some Knock-offs that are probably inferior
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I was talking to a friend and he has heard of using a radio to deter herons because they don't like being around human voices???
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:06 AM
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May be so in your part of the country. Here on the Gulf Coast they are quite used to human presence. So much so, that they will stand very close to you on a fishing pier waiting for a hand-out or to steal whatever they can. I guess this is their idea of Fast Food!
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:27 PM
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This is what can happen if they can't get their preferred Menu Entree.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:32 PM
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Holey Cow! They are just mean animals. Just doing thier duty, but I still don't like them. lol
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we have a big problem with heron's around here getting the koi
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[QUOTE=STL Ponds and Waterfalls;3596184]Ohhhh trust me on that! Whatever it was, it took one of my favorites and was an imported Japanese yellow beauty.


Another local builder has missouri minks hitting his pond.
[/QUOTESomebody told me they will get your favorite one every time. Seems like that is true but it sure hurts to see them go like that. I've had problems with Herons and Coons.
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http://www.uga.edu/srelherp/snakes/nerfas.htm


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You are close on the map, but I have had problems with banded water snakes.
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:37 PM
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[QUOTE=gunsnroses

You are close on the map, but I have had problems with banded water snakes.[/QUOTE]

I have a young and very colorful Corn Snake that lives in my Pond environment. They have much the same diet as Water Snakes. They like small fish (along with frogs, tadpoles, salamanders etc.) and will not attempt to snare anything as large as a Koi, except maybe when the Koi are very young fry. They eat their prey while it is still alive. No way they can handle a Koi. They are also great for rodent control when they grow to adulthood.

If something is getting your Koi, you can bet that it is not a snake.
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I'm still wondering what it is. We live in a somewhat busy neighborhood, but I haven't lost anymore Koi. I tried a live trap hoping I'd get the resident racoon living in the sewer, but the bait has never been touched. My father in law an old coon hunter suggested sardines for bait. I'm still thinking it's Heron that must be feeding somewhere else at the monet. I don't live close to a stream to think it's a Missouri mink like the other builders house.
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