They are pond marauders of the worst kind! Little creeps! Sometime last night or early this morning, my largest koi fell victim to a raccoon attack.
How was I sure? Over the years I have developed the eye of a naturalist. I know when a plant, a flower bed, OR MY POND has been disturbed.
First I noted that there was water on the side of the pond, then that the parrot's feather and the water lilies were in a jumble. I followed the wet and the dog to the place where I found scales and fins. then the little scavenger took the fish to the side where the shed it and finished it off. Again I found BIG scale and fin parts. To add insult to injury, I found evidence all over the back yard in 4 different places. I knew they got a big fish when I found the big scales.
Well, I am upset and I feel like sitting on the patio all night long with a rifle.........BUT I'm not going to do that, don't worry.
I know, someone is going to tell me"blah blah....the food chain....blah blah......back yard pond...blah blah.......predator..blah blah...prey...nature...more food chain...blah blah." GIVE UP!! I am mad! There was a trespasser in my yard and I have to figure out an extra layer of protection for the pond.
Not a Raccoon fan,