I live in Olympia and I have a heron visit my 1yo pond a couple of
times - I guess the pond is now all grown up, once you get a heron.
I've had my 1000gal pond netted for six months and my wife was only
saying the other day - why don't you remove the net. Well a few days
later we had a large heron spend an hour trying to get to the larger
koi and goldfish, but to no avail. Net kept him at bay - he even stood
on the net, trying to get to the fish - he came back a couple of
times since (maybe more), and he has always given up because of the
Now the net stays - it's almost invisible - I've held down the netting
with rocks all around the pond. A bit of a pain when I'm working on
the pond, but well worth it for the piece on mind for this heron.
>I live in the country outside of Olympia. I also thought the herons or
>raccoons were getting mine. I did get a scare crow but while cleaning my
>underwater filter I found three goldfish living inside the filter. How they
>got in there? Anybody's guess. Just for fun check your filter.
>> I have a 7'x3'x3' pond in Seattle. I've had 4 comets (4") in the pond
>> for a year with no problems. Today 3 out of 4 have disappeared. Racoons
>> are about the only animal that I can think of in Seattle but at 3' deep
>> with vertical sides I though my pond would keep them out.
>> Has anyone else in Seattle had a similar problem? I don't want to put a
>> fence around the pond. I'm thinking that maybe I'll just forget the fish
>> and enjoy the pond simply for the sound of the waterfall and to look at
>> the plants.