GBH in our pond!

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by cmonkey, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. cmonkey

    cmonkey Well-Known Member

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    I assume it was eating all the frogs since I'm pretty sure we don't have any fish (the former owners did stock it with bullheads one year. Ew.).

    Man, they're big close up! Wouldn't want to be in the way of that beak.
     
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    Great Blue Herons
     
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    Frogs isn't all the blasted things will eat. I watched one wipe out a whole clutch of ducklings over 3 or 4 days.
     
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    They taste kinda like chicken but the drumsticks are real long,
     
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    I've had GBH's, as well as several other heron species, since the lake was a pond... I've got too much surface area to worry about incidental losses... Now the cormorants are a different story... they'll clean a pond out, no matter how much underwater 'structure' you've got. I harass them each spring to make sure they don't feel too welcome...
     
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    At our cabin they will actually hunt on land and kill chipmunks. The catch them and bring them to the water to drown them. At my friends cabin that follow the boats and wait for people to catch fish because they get fed. Its amazing how adaptable they have become.
     
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    We're infested with them. They're about as welcome on our property as raccoons. They will wipe out a koi pond in a single morning.
     
  9. Mountaineer

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    My parents put mesh on their goldfish pond and only lose fish on nights they forget to replace mesh after messing with it.
     
  10. SteveD(TX)

    SteveD(TX) Well-Known Member

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    I had a GF who had a GBH that was eating all of his CFF's. He took a TGS and BHHO.
     
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    :rolleyes: :shrug: nice shorthand
     
  12. Rickstir

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    You will get fish in your lake. In the spring shore birds walk through fish nests and the eggs stick to thier feed. When they land in you pond, the eggs come off and wa-la fish. Mother Nature's way of spreading the flock.