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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:02 am

Jake88 wrote:Could I report cranes as a nuisance to Fish and Game?? Would they even do anything about it??


Act of God. Get it all the time at work. People call and complain about a random coyote roaming the area or seen one in a field. Media has played that card wrong for the public. It's not a police matter. I'm not sure if a free roaming coyote is an arrestable offense. JK
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Jake88 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:06 am

Funny you mention a coyote. I have 4 silhouette coyote decoys around the pond in an attempt to keep the cranes out. They could care less
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:10 am

I have seen them used to deter Canadas also. The pond is filled with Canadas a few feet away from the silo. So much for that genius idea.
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Jake88 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:13 am

I'll just replace the silos with chained rotwielers. That'll do the trick lol
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Cujo1 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:25 pm

Jake, what kind of "cranes" do you have around eating your fish?
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Skyblaster7 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:20 pm

Cujo1 wrote:Jake, what kind of "cranes" do you have around eating your fish?


great blue heron
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Jake88 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:22 pm

Skyblaster7 wrote:
Cujo1 wrote:Jake, what kind of "cranes" do you have around eating your fish?


great blue heron


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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Cujo1 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:00 pm

I didn't think you had a crane eating fish.
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby Jake88 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Cujo1 wrote:I didn't think you had a crane eating fish.


Yeah. The only true cranes that come around here are the Sandhills. And they stay a mile high even then. I have a bad habit of generalizing. Do cranes, herons, or egrets have different diets? I seem to think I've seen them all nailing baitfish
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Re: What kind of predator is responsible?

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:02 am

Jake88 wrote:Do cranes, herons, or egrets have different diets?

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sandhill_Crane/lifehistory#at_food

Sandhill cranes often feed in the fields like geese.

Mostly grains and seeds, some insects, other invertebrates, and small vertebrates.


http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/lifehistory#at_food

Great Blue Herons eat nearly anything within striking distance, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects, and other birds. They grab smaller prey in their strong mandibles or use their dagger-like bills to impale larger fish, often shaking them to break or relax the sharp spines before gulping them down.

Like catfish :yes:
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