Damn Predators!

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by STL Ponds and Waterfalls, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A Heron usually feeds at dawn and/or sunset. In populated areas it is usually at dawn when there is a minimum of human activity.

    It has to be shallow water for a raccoon to take a fish, I don't know about mink or nutria. Check on Google as to eating habits.

    Also, a Heron will not keep any feeding pattern. He may be back tomorrow or he may never return, but a different heron may. They will fly several miles from their nesting area in search of food for their young. This season's young have probably fledged by now and are feeding on their own near their hatching grounds. They will gradually enlarge their search area as they grow older, much as any predatory bird.
     
  2. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    not saying thats it, sure it depends on the size of each animal. I would think a 8 or 10in fish is possible with a 4 ft snake. But of course...no way with a big 2lb fish. What size koi are we talking about?

    http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l8-wCovfIs
     
  3. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    guns-

    the link that you posted does not work.
     
  4. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I stand corrected, I can't believe that the stupid goldfish did not scatter. Found another video showing a water snake catching and eating a fairly large Catfish. Still have my doubts on mature Koi. Without sedation, they are very hard to catch and are wary of everything, but nature has it's ways.
     

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