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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
fish disapeared from pond
This is a man made small pond in front of the house, we have had it there for years without any issues of wild predators. Yesterday we all noticed that the goldfish were all but missing. There were probably about 30 in there, plus we have 5 big coy, and all we saw were 3 goldfish and the 5 coy. There is no sign of fish parts anywhere. Not sure a heron would fly down into here as it's a narrow spot to fly into.
Whatever took the fish went for the smaller fish over the big coy, so otter is likely out. No messes, so that counts out coons and possums. I'm left with: mink, bobcat, grey fox, kingfisher bird. Oh yeah whatever it was, if it was in daylight, would have had a domestic cat lounging nearby. I count the cats out since last time we had a cat that killed goldfish, it left messes around like half a fish on the sidewalk. It also killed frogs and left frog parts around.
Any ideas on the fish thief?