Floating Pond Decoy: Gator
Worked like a charm...
A few months ago we had the misfortune of attracting a lone egret to our 400 gal pond. At the time I had about 20 gorgeous, long fin goldfish and shubunkins I had raised from babies and 2 small koi. While I thought the Egret was quite beautiful, his marauding behavior became a serious issue on a daily basis. He had struck gold... goldfish as it were. We tried several approaches to get rid of him to no avail, including completely covering the pond with plastic leaving air pockets. Talk about a nuisance! He was a most persistent fellow and refused to give up. After losing 1 of my koi and some of my most beautiful shubunkins and goldfish, I begain searching furiously online for a solution when I came across these gators. The reviews sounded too good to be true but I was hopeful and desperate. I ordered the 2-gator set and received my order timely. I was impressed with how realistic they looked. I have to tell you... from the minute I placed them in the pond, the problem was solved! My neighbor observed the egret's visit the next day and said he walked around the pond checking it out for about 3 hours, but never so much as got in the water or even put his head down.The next couple days, he landed on the roof of the house but never came down. The 4th day he did a "fly over" without landing, and we haven't seen him since. Alligators are not native to Southern California where we live, however the bird seemed to have a natural fear of them. I am utterly and absolutely impressed and delighted with this product and have recommended it to other pond owners!
(they also look very cool floating around in the pond anchored to the bottom)
April 12, 2013
I just want to say that I purchased this item and am very happy with the product. My husband put it in our pool and the squirrels, which my husband calls Chip and Dale has not come around. They have gone up in the trees to get a closer look but will not come in the area. The birds will not come around either. So far it has worked wonderfully.
April 2, 2013
So real looking.
The large gator head and the smaller one are great. Look so real people don't know they are fake. Used fishing line to anchor so they move just like they are the real thing.
January 16, 2013
Great quality, fair price, highly effective
Great quality, fair price, highly effective. No more raccoons pooping on my pool.
January 10, 2013