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Blue Heron eating Koi

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by RussellB, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Proves that they WORK!:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
  2. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    As as DIY here, I found the best way to get them to stay away was A) BB gun and B) hang deer fencing from trees with artificial frogs in the mesh.

    Apparently Herons prefer frogs to fish.

    I've caught about 6 Heron this way....it's a little barbaric, as my wife says, but my neighbour likes them for what I don't know
  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Can't do this in the USA, Niagara. They are a protected species. Harming them in any way carries stiff fines and penalties.
  4. Niagara Falls

    Niagara Falls LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    I guess I'd better remove the deer fence from my trees.....

    I'll have to come up with something new next year, as they've all gone south by now.
  5. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,205

    They do like frogs. All of mine along with the fish are gone.
  6. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    I do the same thing. I'll go check the pond and get nailed do some work and move up front to her flowerbeds and get nailed by the second one.:hammerhead: After a season you would think I would learn.

    Minks are getting bad around here in certain parts. What about a mink coat with a heron feather stole? :laugh:
  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    A good friend has had great success with the motion activated sprinklers. What he found was that he needed multiple ones covering the same locations so that when one went off, it would set the rest off in a domino effect. The big thing when using multiple impact sprinklers is being sure you have the gpm available to cover all the heads so that it still has enough flow to be effective when they all go off.
  8. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1,415

    Dig the pond deeper straight down if not they will return every time

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