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What Predators Lurk Around Your Pond


Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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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 predator control
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.

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