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    Resist Urge to Kill Endangered Species...

    ok... so...

    I woke up sunday morning, looked out my window, to see a what i believe to be a blue heron, standing in my half whisky barrel pond w/ a goldfish tail sticking out of it's beak.

    This little bugger has obviously acclimated to hunting near houses and ornamental ponds for easy prey. I say this, because, we have a 400,000 gallon stock tank loaded w/ bluegill and white bass on our property. the whiskey barrel was on a porch, and completely overgrown w/ tropical water lillies.

    so, out of 4 show quality goldfish (an initial investment value of about 120$, each fish was now worth about that much all on their own).

    That bird is lucky he has wings and better never show himself on our ranch again... or there will be heron on the table for dinner.

    grrrr.
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    Since when are GBH endangered?? The blasted things are ubiquitous here
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    Sorry man. That's like shooting fish in a half-barrel.


    wa wa waaaaaa. Seriously, sorry he ignored the bluegill and got your 120 dollar goldfish instead. That must hurt.

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    they are endangered in ohio, texas and a couple other states I think Pyro...

    of course i know birds like I know trig... so it may not have been one at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamPuppy View Post
    of course i know birds like I know trig... so it may not have been one at all.
    heh. At least you know goldfish. That's all the matters in my opinion.

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    I have used a few bird decoys to stop herons from feeding at my ornamental pond. The birds are territorial and it seemd to do the trick. I also give the pond fish a shelter (submerged cinderblocks) so they can hide from predators.

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    Great blue herons are not an endangered species. Protected, yes, but the species is abundant. What you describe, however, is correct for the little blue heron and/or, especially, the reddish egret. All could fit the description of “blue heron”.

    The only sure-fire way to stop them is to net the pond. anything will do. Wire, screen, mesh, if its feasable. Black and dark ones are inconspicuous



    birds are territorial
    the birds are colonial...
    that makes no logic

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    i really like them...away from my house!

    we used to have a pond full of koi and some other ornamentals, but thanks to them, we now have mosquito fish!

    sorry to hear about your...uhh...$500 loss!

    that sucks!

    Next time just shoot it and say it was in self defense!
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