How to divert egrets/herons from koi ponds to keep them from eating koi?

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How to divert egrets/herons from koi ponds to keep them from eating koi?
Is there something I can use to scare them away without resorting to a net to cover pond
I have no intention of harming egrets. I just need an article, i.e. a scaregrow for fields, to keep these birds from killing my koi and my pets
I have no intention of harming egrets. I just need an article, i.e. a scaregrow for fields, to keep these birds from killing my koi and my pets

Best answer:

Answer by Soldier's Girl
We have a big problem with that here. The only thing that discourages them is to dig the pond so deep it covers them, they don't like to stand in water above their heads. Netting is really the best way because lots of other animals(foxes, raccoons, snakes, cats, etc...) also eat koi.

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2 Responses to How to divert egrets/herons from koi ponds to keep them from eating koi?

  1. linda l

    We have ‘nuisance’ birds around where I live (fl.). They congregate in convenience store parking lots begging for handouts. If been trapped by the great blue herons more than once. If you give them anything, even more will surround your vehicle.
    Plant thorny plants around the koi pond. Bougainvilleas have
    long spiky thorns that will deter most intruders and they have beautiful blooms.

  2. NXile

    Wow! What a problem!

    I live in a semi-desert part of Texas, and it blows my mind that people actually have problems with animals we never get to see around here. We’ll see an odd one at a playa lake now and then, but nothing that could ever create a problem.

    You’re making me jealous! Hope you find a solution.

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