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CHLeong
Hi Bros,
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Crime: Stealing and killing fishes.
Victims: TVRs and Black Butterfly.
Crime scene: Caught inside the tank trying to escape.
Heroine: My 82 yr old mother!

This bird return a second time, yesterday, to commit its crime again but it was caught. Took 3 of my goldfish in its stomach, left one dead and two injured. Last crime it took one.

Smart criminal, when upon inspection of criminal it "play dead" laying on the ground with its head tilted to one side, beak open and one wing spread out. It fooled me and my mom. However, when I move its beak it woke up and try to escape.

All bros do protect your precious fishes aganist this guy.



Sadly
CH Leong
desireless
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I am very interested in knowing how you caught it! How did you lay the trap?
CHLeong
QUOTE(desireless @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 12:58 pm)
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I am very interested in knowing how you caught it! How did you lay the trap?
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It jump into my 3ft tank(placed outdoor) which was partially covered by netting and after feasting on my small goldfish, it couldn't get out. Water depth in the tank is only 7- 8cm.

Rgds
CH Leong
desireless
So you're going to steam or fry it?

3 of my fishes fell victim to birds and I hate them mad2.gif
CHLeong
QUOTE(desireless @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 1:40 pm)
So you're going to steam or fry it?

3 of my fishes fell victim to birds and I hate them mad2.gif
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Prosecutor (my parents): Death sentence by Khmer rouge style. i.e. suffocation by plastic bag.
Defence: Because of negligence on my part and bird put up a sly defence by looking pathetic.
Verdict: Release

When I heard about it over the phone, I can't wait to get home and "han tum" it into pieces. But looking at it (see the picture again) it behaving within its nature and looking for its food. And truly it was my fault that I failed to cover the tank properly. However, if it return again I shall invite you for roasted Kingfisher for dinner.

Rgds
CHLeong
GF Lover
QUOTE(CHLeong @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 2:21 pm)

Verdict: Release

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CH Leong, it is very gallant of you to release it. Cannot blame the bird cause it is just looking for food (tan chia).

Maybe next time you should make a more secure cover over your pond. Anyway this gives you an opportunity to stock up on better quality ranchus. TVR season coming soon, just be a little patient.

I think after the Yuhua competition, thee will be many people selling their ranchu. Only 2 more weeks to wait.
desireless
It is very kind of you to have released the bird.

I was told by one goldfish-keeping veteran that bird do have this habit of going back to the same location to hunt for food. So once it has identify your place as a good food-hunting grounds, it is likely that it will fly back again the next time. I do hope the ordeal it went through discouraged it from doing so again.
Samuelphan
Some of my ranchus also fell prey to relatives of this bugger ... cant wait to land my hands on them.

As mentioned earlier by desireless ... they come back everyday to the same spot waiting for just one chance to feast on the fishes once I forget to cover the FGTs. mad.gif:
GF Lover
QUOTE(Samuelphan @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 3:44 pm)
Some of my ranchus also fell prey to relatives of this bugger ... cant wait to land my hands on them.
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Be very careful of the bird flu that these migratory bird may be bringing with them. Remember to wash your hands if you have touched them.
goldrush
Hi CH Leong

I admire your act that despite the bird has preyed upon your fish you have released this villian. beg2.gif beg2.gif beg2.gif
Perhaps you should have released it far away in another part of the country as far as you can go to break his orientation of home coming.I have lost a couple of my ranchu babies to this pest birds initially without knowing it till I find carcasses lying on the ground(I know goldfish unlike koi don't jump)I had unknowingly blamed it on the neighbour's cat,or some stray cats as well as monitor lizards till I saw the blatant act commited before my very eyes. A bird(resemblig a kingfisher) swopped down upon the helpless fish and carried it with its beak with much accuracy.(Scene only found in national geographic channel)Now I have to net my pond to deter their harassment and feeding.Any bros have other ideas to deter such an act?

regards

goldrush
Samuelphan
Think a bird net might do the trick ... it is actually a very fine net with rather large holes (but not big enuf for bird to fly thru). The birds will get trapped and entangled when attemp to dive down for their catch.

QUOTE(goldrush @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:36 pm)
Any bros have other ideas to deter such an act?
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eBay Queen
It is a beautifully colored bird even though it is a thief. What is a TVR?

I wish I could keep my goldfish outside but I have to contend with bears, raccoons and the king heron that lives in the swamp near me.

Jo
The Matrix
QUOTE(eBay Queen @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 11:31 pm)
It is a beautifully colored bird even though it is a thief.  What is a TVR?

I wish I could keep my goldfish outside but I have to contend with bears, raccoons and the king heron that lives in the swamp near me. 

Jo
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Top View Ranchu.

I knew of my friend in the central USA which the squirels constantly stealing the fish food from the auto-feeders.
mountain
I got a house lizard which parks below my AF .. smart bugger ..
eBay Queen
I never though of squirels but I have tons of them. They get into the squirel proof bird feeders I have.
CHLeong
QUOTE(goldrush @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:36 pm)
Hi CH Leong

I admire your act that despite the bird has preyed upon your fish you have released this villian. beg2.gif  beg2.gif  beg2.gif
Perhaps you should have released it far away in another part of the country as far as you can go to break his orientation of home coming............Any bros have other ideas to deter such an act?

regards

goldrush
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Hi,
Actually my basic instinct is destroy it but rational overrule. To me this incident is very interesting. About 6 months ago when I did not cover my tub, the bird took its first bite with one loss of a black butterfly. After it was spotted once and was chased away. Now it returned with success and more damages. It demonstrated that it has the ability to map out Singapore, the area, the house and the position of my tubs and tanks. No GPRS at all!
I believe it will come back to hunt again, with greed and easy meals in its mind.

Rgds
CH Leong
ball
QUOTE(goldrush @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:36 pm)
Perhaps you should have released it far away in another part of the country as far as you can go to break his orientation of home coming.
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If you catch it again, don't release it in Jurong area hor. Coz my fishes are in outdoor tubs also.
CyberET
QUOTE(goldrush @ Tue, 15 Feb 2005 5:36 pm)
Perhaps you should have released it far away in another part of the country as far as you can go to break his orientation of home coming.

Any bros have other ideas to deter such an act?
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releasing it far away won't be effective in breaking his orientation of home coming unfortunately.

erm.. keep bigger gfs so that it can't fit in their mouth? hehe.. happydance.gif
deeper water?
nets?
dogs to guard? laugh.gif
don't keep fish tongue.gif
CP
Ya,and swallows are known to recognise places thousands of miles away.

How about putting a scarecrow smile.gif
desireless
Electronic metal wired net yes.gif

Confirm the bird won't ever come back again.
whiteice
dogs to guard? laugh.gif

No wonder I don't have a problem with birds, I have a golden retriever as well as a husky. The husky is often seen barking at crows that try to steal his kibble. Very effective deterrent smile.gif
cheng
Hi,

Recently there's a king fisher's been hanging around my house lately and eaten most of my GFs. Since then I covered the GFs pond with net. However after doin so seems like the GFs are getting sick one after another..... Just happen got a call back home telling me that few of my Gfs had just died.

What should I do with the killer bird??? Should I conyinue to cover the pond?


Need advise
Charles
desireless
If your fishes have been due to sickness, the problem is with your pond. Not the net. I guess netting your pond is the best solution.... Unless you have an effective way of catching the bird and STONE it with anger
CyberET
fish stressed by the attack? any physical injuries on the fish? or could there be a dead half eaten fish hidden somewhere in the pond? maybe the bird brought some extra parasites too lol.gif
The Matrix
my my .... birdshit ?
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