Wherever you live, there are probably
more potential predators about than
you think. If you live in a suburban
neighborhood, you might be surprised
to discover your storm drain system is
also a "superhighway" for woodland
wildlife like foxes and raccoons. And due
to changes in climate and the availability
of habitat, more animals are showing up
in backyards like yours all the time. The
range of coyotes, bobcats, and other
large wild cats, for example, is increasing,
with many being sighted in urban areas.
Contact your area animal control or
pond association to see which types of
predators are common in your locale.
Three effective types of
Hiding places can save your fish.Plants,
dark, pond-safe dyes,
and fish shelters such as the
Koi Kastle all help protect
your fish by giving them a safe haven.
Netting protects your
pond, particularly at night when predators
are most active. Most will not want to
risk getting entangled and move on.
Alarms can be very effective deterrents.