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    need to rehome 5 KOI. Swindon, urgent

    I am having otter problems, now have 4 larger koi, 1 small one and 1 goldfish which I will give to anyone who has an otter proof pond, would like to sort this out today. I have done everything possible to beat this otter, but it is getting the better of me. 10 fish gone over three nights, despite fastened down netting and heavy bricks around pond wall.



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    Koi rehomed

    Quote Originally Posted by Dongr View Post
    I am having otter problems, now have 4 larger koi, 1 small one and 1 goldfish which I will give to anyone who has an otter proof pond, would like to sort this out today. I have done everything possible to beat this otter, but it is getting the better of me. 10 fish gone over three nights, despite fastened down netting and heavy bricks around pond wall.

    I have managed to sort out a rehoming for the fish just now,

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    OMG I know what a nightmare these animals are, we have an ongoing otter problem on my local fishing lake - the otter managed to drag 20+ carp all over 10lb onto the bank and then only took a few bites out of each one. The foxes and the mink lined up after the otter to finish the carcases off

    We have it on camera traps and the club ended up sending 8k on a fence This was cheap as the club has some builders and other able guys. Believe it or not the pond has been restocked and someone is cutting holes in the fence - you just can't write it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevT View Post
    OMG I know what a nightmare these animals are, we have an ongoing otter problem on my local fishing lake - the otter managed to drag 20+ carp all over 10lb onto the bank and then only took a few bites out of each one. The foxes and the mink lined up after the otter to finish the carcases off

    We have it on camera traps and the club ended up sending 8k on a fence This was cheap as the club has some builders and other able guys. Believe it or not the pond has been restocked and someone is cutting holes in the fence - you just can't write it

    KevT
    Apparently Otters are wasteful little shites that only eat the liver and kidney

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    Hi Ajm

    Yes I've also heard they can sometimes only eat the eyes, they used to eat eels in the rivers and as the eel has declined and most white fish like carp and freshwater fish don't have as much protein as eels, eyes / liver and kidneys are the sources pf protein and the flesh is low in protein so they usually discard it

 

 

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