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Old 08-03-2005, 07:40 AM
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disapering kio

yesterday i went out and bought two kio for my new pond i put them in and this morning i woke up and there gone WHAT COULD OF HAPPEND AND WHAT DO I DO

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Old 08-03-2005, 08:00 AM
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If they were small fish, say 4" or under, likely culprits are a water snake or a big bullfrog.

If they were bigger, possible culprits are racoons, herons, possoms.

A lot of folks will put a plastic mesh over the pond. This will work for birds & varmits, but does nothing for snakes.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:04 AM
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Time to put out some motorized tail finned plastic kio if their is such a thing.
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:18 AM
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they were 4 to 5'' long and theres on snakes or frogs in the pond yet

i was think that it was racoons, skunks, or a herron i never thought about possems What should i do to get rid of the pests

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Old 08-03-2005, 08:38 AM
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There are lots of discussions on this subject, and multiple opinions. One place to look is:
http://search.gardenweb.com/search/n...Aquatic+Plants
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:36 AM
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Are you guys talking about Koi?
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:07 AM
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yes we are talking about koi
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:52 AM
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I lost about a dozen small ones this year, i was thinking Birds mostly got em. we lost a few when we had an unsexpected freeze last fall and the pond iced over and the small fountain pumped the pond just about dry...
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:02 PM
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If you freeze one in a glass of water, and then thaw it out. . . it will live. Pretty cool! Cruel, but Cool!
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Old 08-03-2005, 01:31 PM
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we have enough of them i'd never miss a few... We are getting ready to start pumping some of the ponds and clean the silt and junk outa the bottom....and fix teh rocks that have been thrown in..dam kids
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