Anyone have experience of a fox raiding their garden pond for fish? And more importantly, were you able to stop it?
We've had something visiting the pond several times in the last fortnight and has pinched most of our food. It actually goes into the pond so that rules cats out. And it is big enough to have moved large stones and a filter unit, so we figure a fox is the only likely culprit. They were just cheap goldfish so that rules out humans, and we are pretty sure it isn't a dog, as it has happened a few times and where we live dogs are almost all walked on leads.
We don't want to cover the pond with a net or put other unsightly obstacles up. One thing I did think about was putting plastic fish near the edge in the hope the fox will grab one or two and think they are disgusting. Does that sound plausible? Mrs Kenny is quite sceptical about my plan. Actually, sceptical is the polite term!