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Title: I'll try again
Post by: Richard OFfill on April 04, 2011, 02:38:12 PM
I have a fountain that I made and it is in the backyard. It has a concrete lady pouring as a fountain (you get the picture) A number of years ago I put Koi in the pool and they grew nicely until a great blue heron found the pool and cleaned me out  :-( . Well, yesterday I bought 8 little gold fish (not real gold) and put them together with some floating plants to hide them in the pool.

I am going to try again 
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: Larry Lyons on April 04, 2011, 03:04:48 PM
I have a fountain that I made and it is in the backyard. It has a concrete lady pouring as a fountain (you get the picture) A number of years ago I put Koi in the pool and they grew nicely until a great blue heron found the pool and cleaned me out  :-( . Well, yesterday I bought 8 little gold fish (not real gold) and put them together with some floating plants to hid them in the pool.

I am going to try again!
Are there racoons where you live? They will clean out a fish pond too. As long as your little ones hang out near the bottom they might be safe depending on how deep your pool is. That is from my limited experience of having my goldfish mysteriously  disappear. Then one day in broad dailight a racoon was helping himself. I stopped replenishing the pond. That was in Sanfrancisco where one would not think there would be racoons, but they thrive there, along with possums.  Also foxes in certain areas.
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: newbie on April 04, 2011, 09:02:09 PM
It happens here too.... the animals think we put it there for them.  :-)
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: Larry Lyons on April 04, 2011, 11:04:33 PM
It happens here too.... the animals think we put it there for them.  :-)
I enjoy feeding the animals. I put dog biscuits out for the fox most nights, but I'm pretty sure the Ringtail cat that lives in my attic often gets it before the fox shows up. When  i refill the bird feeder I always scatter seed on the ground for the squirrels and deer. A couple of days ago I noticed a deer, a squirrel, and an oregon junco all feeding within about 4 feet of each other. I noticed that the squirrel kept more than 3 feet distance from the deer, but the deer seemed to pay no attention to the birds or the squirrel.
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: newbie on April 05, 2011, 01:02:51 PM
I enjoy feeding the animals. I put dog biscuits out for the fox most nights, but I'm pretty sure the Ringtail cat that lives in my attic often gets it before the fox shows up. When  i refill the bird feeder I always scatter seed on the ground for the squirrels and deer. A couple of days ago I noticed a deer, a squirrel, and an oregon junco all feeding within about 4 feet of each other. I noticed that the squirrel kept more than 3 feet distance from the deer, but the deer seemed to pay no attention to the birds or the squirrel.
sounds almost like heaven
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: lily-of-the-field on April 29, 2011, 01:28:42 PM
All the best with the fountain, Pr O'Ffil.  A fountain is a blessing to have.  It would be nice if the fish can be left alone.  They might have a chance if they can hide under the plants.

It sounds truly heavenly where you live, Larry.
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: Richard OFfill on November 03, 2011, 11:42:57 AM


Up-date more than 120 days later!

I took the gold fish to a lake and cleaned out the fountain with Clorox to kill the algae. I did that to wipe out the mosquitoes as well. I also saw a Raccoon as big as a dog  swimming in the fountain. He won't be doing that anymore unless he wants to bleach out his coat.
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: V. Hahn on November 03, 2011, 04:10:47 PM
Was he doing the back stroke?  :lol:
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: reaching4heaven on November 19, 2011, 06:01:13 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: reaching4heaven on November 19, 2011, 06:06:32 AM
Larry, perhaps the squirrels are concerned about being under hoof. 

I was looking through Backyard Birding Tips yesterday and discovered some birders enjoy feeding mealworms to the birds. Since it gets expensive they suggested raising your own and proceeded to describe how that was done. It seemed simple enough, but I don't think I want to tell people my hobby is raising mealworms.
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: Larry Lyons on November 19, 2011, 08:53:54 AM
Larry, perhaps the squirrels are concerned about being under hoof. 

I was looking through Backyard Birding Tips yesterday and discovered some birders enjoy feeding mealworms to the birds. Since it gets expensive they suggested raising your own and proceeded to describe how that was done. It seemed simple enough, but I don't think I want to tell people my hobby is raising mealworms.
You can just explain to people that you raise them to feed the birds, and you very seldom eat them yourself.  :-)
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: reaching4heaven on November 19, 2011, 07:16:22 PM
 :-P


 :roll:


 :lol:
Title: Re: I'll try again
Post by: lily-of-the-field on December 31, 2011, 10:49:34 AM
Hi R4H.  That sounds a little more interesting than worm farming, which is one of my hobbies.  I wouldn't have thought of it. :-D.