I am so upset. You have all seen my pictures of my cute little fishies I had in my pond.. well the past week or so, they have disappeared. I thought /maybe/ they were just hiding in the bottom/deeper area since it has been so hot.. but today my daughter came running in the house and said there was a snake in my pond. My heart sank. I figure that is what happened to my little pond dwellers.
I am just sooo upset. I know, I already said that. And you will all probably think I am nuts, but I cried. I know, they are only fish right? Well, not really.. they were pets.... my daughter had them so tame.. to where she could put her hand in and they would swim thru her fingers and let her catch them.
My husband tried and tried to get the snake out of the pond, but we don't have a net.. he was using first a shovel and then a big green grass rake. He never did catch it.. so the little creep is still in there and probably under the deck and who knows where else.
I am just curious, and this question goes out to all of you who have fish in your ponds, how do you keep the snakes away and your fishies safe??
I told hubby we are draining the pond for winter.. I don't much care now.. I just want the stupid snake gone.. and if the water is gone, I am sure he will be on his way as well. I am not getting any more fish this year.. maybe next spring
, I don't know. Who knew I would become so attached to freaking FISH??? Of course I should have known... I am such a sucker for any type of animal.. and they were just so sweet.. especially the fancy tailed ones.. my daughter is really upset about it. She is only 11.. and the one with the black tips on his fins was her special buddy.
So what do I do to keep the snakes away next time?? I do NOT want to go thru this again!!