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    caught red handed, or wet pawed...
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    there was fight that broke out in my kids sand box which is ATTACHED to my deck!! the one night it was left uncovered. needless to say the sand was replaced
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    4" won't work....I know of and have heard of many, many small ponds that have had this problem and not much works other than a solid barrier.
    5000 gallon koi pond, 2500 & 750 gallon holding tanks,

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    I still think having a dog make its mark, would help Click here to enlarge

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    There is always an answer to any problem. Try this site for ideas! http://www.pondsforschools.co.uk/ you may find some inspiration here!

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    I have a 4 pound maltese far from a worthy opponent
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    Here’s my take on what you have there,

    It looks cute in all and no one loves moving water in the backyard more than I do.

    However it’s very small, shallow and probably heats up to levels that make the water very uncomfortable for your goldfish in the summer. Not to mention you probably have to do frequent water changes to keep the water half clean as I don’t see any kind of filtration.

    If you want to keep it as it is, you might be better off forgetting the fish and just use it as a water feature and ad a drop of Chlorine to the water to keep it clear. If you do continue to keep fish in it you will have to protect it with something that will be total unappealing or work to have to cover and uncover each day. Which in my opinion is not the point of a garden pond. My idea of a garden pond is to be able to just sit back after a hard day and drink a cold one and watch the fish and listen to the moving water and unwind.

    If you are serious about a garden pond you would be better off digging a hole and installing a liner with proper filtration and plants to cover the water and protect the fish from the sun and racoons. I realize this is not for everyone and it does cost money. However for the health and wellbeing of your fish you need to be in or out.

    Either way you might want to use your apples to bate a live trap and start moving your racoon population to other parts before he invites his friends.

    Not trying to sound harsh, just trying to make suggestions

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    well I did have plenty of plants until the cat starting eating the bulbs Click here to enlarge

    and I do have the liner and filter and I did do plenty of water changes last year. I love water changes as much as the pond itself. but then I'm nuts.

    As for the cover yes its annoying but I like the cage idea I was given with that link, I may try that depending on the cost. The pond is rather deep the bottom didn't get too warm I can sit in the thing and duck my head down and be invisible (with a blanket over it)
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    If you go with a cage idea you can always cover part of it with cloth as a partial parasol. That can help keep the pond cool!

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    Nothing a 12 Gauge and a flashlight cant fix ! :)
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    I can't condone hurting the animal, but I may ask the city for a live trap, however I'll still have that damn cat problem, irresponsible owners... Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mya lynn Click here to enlarge
    I can't condone hurting the animal, but I may ask the city for a live trap, however I'll still have that damn cat problem, irresponsible owners... Click here to enlarge
    they will probably loan you a cage for that to.

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    I don't care if I catch a cat or a coon both will go very far away!! I may get in trouble for the cat though. -.- but man I hate cats and owners who let them out, *Pets my three indoor only beauties*

    It's not just the trespassing the cats do but the killing *crosses myself over the three lost pond PETS*

    but it's the wildlife they kill
    and the fact they get hit by cars and then the family may never know why their pet never came home.

    Personally I have a strong opinion that cats should be indoor pets only or caged or leashed for outdoors. just like dogs
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    and I hope I didn't make anyone mad with my opinion on cats
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    i have a cat but she is has a leash
    be leave me i think the should be leashed and so do my gardens

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    Awesome and a responsible pet owner,

    My desire/opinion is to Protect Cat's and the environment!

    Also my kids sand box Click here to enlarge

    I also grow lillies and those are poisonous to cat's I would be very upset if the cat got hurt on my property, which is why I couldn't even hurt the coon as annoying as the beastie is
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mya lynn Click here to enlarge
    Awesome and a responsible pet owner,

    My desire/opinion is to Protect Cat's and the environment!

    Also my kids sand box Click here to enlarge

    I also grow lillies and those are poisonous to cat's I would be very upset if the cat got hurt on my property, which is why I couldn't even hurt the coon as annoying as the beastie is
    Just throw apples at it's butt :) hehe

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    I love living in the valley, Cheap apples!!!! free ammo
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    That woul´d probably work, harsh, but they´ll remember it and stay away. Click here to enlarge

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    *SIGHS* I wish it were so, but so far it has not deterred them
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    I am an avid gardener, and I agree that the few local cats that seem determined to dig up my lilies have me stressed in the Spring. We have indoor cats with leads, but apparently the neighbourhood thinks one of the wandering cats is ours. We live across from a retirement co-op, and I have gotten a bunch of nasty comments about our "filthy orange cat"... doesn't seem to matter how many people I tell that the cat is not ours, and does as much damage to my garden as theirs. Given the dangers of modern life for wandering pets, the increasing feral cat problem in Nova Scotia, and the damage they can do to other pets and private property, I can only agree that cats have to be treated as indoor and supervised outdoor pets.

    In deterring the nasty orange beastie, I had very good luck with a motion detection water sprayer from Lee Valley. My dad swears by moth balls for both cats and racoons. He hangs them in little net bags in the garden.



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