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This is a discussion on how do i stop racccons from eating my fish within the Outdoor Ponds forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; My bloody raccoons chewed through the metal chicken wire so this spring I will have to set up the electric ...

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    My bloody raccoons chewed through the metal chicken wire so this spring I will have to set up the electric fence when there's no more worries about snow.

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    Chances are Plexiglass (or other thick plastics) will go milky colour when exposed to the elements. Thinner window pane glass, I would think, would be easier to keep clear and heavy enough to stay down (since it would weigh more than the chicken wire).

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    I still say the scarecrow is the best, just sayin
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    I had a good laugh reading this threat...ah memories... I waged war with raccoons a few years ago and lost. Picture me lying in wait by the window all night with a bb gun (yeah, they brushed it off). Anyway, I gave up on my little raised water feature, as it wasn't worth the aggravation. I even had a mesh cover at one point as pictured above, and the dang raccoon pooped through it into my water. He was telling me what he thought of that!

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    Sit out with a shotgun.
    Will eat for food

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    I could use a coonskin hat and pair of slippers.

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    There's a house near our place that built this pretty concrete above ground pond. Very long. They had a rail system that held tempered glass panels that could be slid open as desired. Very neat

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    Simple and economical way is to make a wire gauge cover for the pond.

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    My parents for years just dropped feeder goldfish in their pond replacing once per year as raccoons and herons took them all.
    So I dumped about 10 rosy red minnows in, they seem to dart fast enough that they’ve had them breeding in there for several years now. Big ones seem to get pecked off, but there’s often babies and they don’t get eaten.
    There are hiding spots and plenty of cover, yet not enough cover for common goldfish. Worth a try.

 

 
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