Koi-Eating Heron Needs a New Home

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  1. Koi-Eating Heron Needs a New Home, by California Outdoors

    What to do with a koi-eating Great Blue Heron? When on a boat, how to estimate distance from shore? Can you scout for abalone before 8 a.m.? When friends share in a hunt, does everyone need licenses and tags? Continue reading →[​IMG]
     
  2. PCH

    PCH El Nino 2015!!!!!!

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    Or bust out your silencer, bury it and never tell a soul. LOL
     
  3. scubasteve2989

    scubasteve2989 Member

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    No that's not the option. No need to put an awesome bird like that in the same category as a Sea lion. If someone owns 75 koi , they should do a better job of protecting them. My uncle recently went through a similar issue , and his solution was to build a deeper pond more suited for the fish. Limit the areas around / in the pond that a bird can land / wade etc.
     
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  4. Blackfish

    Blackfish Fishing, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

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    I just ran fishing line across my pond. WOrked great.but not before the bastard got 12 of the 15 koi LOL
     
  5. Team Ball's Out

    Team Ball's Out Well-Known "Member"

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    Wife had the same problem only it was a white Egret! Planted a bunch of bird of paradise and a few orange trees and installed a ez up over the pond. Working great!
     
  6. tap

    tap "The Roving Angler" BD Writer

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    I'd just stock the pond with goldfish and sit back and enjoy watching the birds of prey doing their thing.
     
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    bmachale Bob MacHale

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    The heron must go and the egret
     
  8. reelbadlarry

    reelbadlarry Well-Known "Member"

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    Worked with a "koi" guy....those Herons suck.....kept killing his fish....somehow the Heron found a better place to be....They are not stupid...if they find the food they won't leave.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2015

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