Hello, I am new to this forum. After a quick review of some other online forums, you guys seem to be the most knowledgable, so it seemed a good place to ask about this: I have a wild duck infestation of my pond. The pond is too small (1300 Gallons) to provide a sanitary home for the ducks and my Koi. They trample and eat all the vegitation, and the duck feces has thrown my pond's pH off the charts. They don't seem too intrested in my fish (they're too big to eat), but it's absolute devistation otherwise. I'd be having duck for dinner, but can't fire a shot gun with my house being so close to my neighbors. I tried letting the cat out, as he is a great hunter. The ducks don't mind him at all, I caught him rubbing his face on one, and it couldn't have cared less. I may be having cat for dinner... Traitor... The way the plants are arranged, netting is almost a non-option. Add to that, other people in the family (and the neighbors) absolutely love the ducks. They are currently nesting in my compost pile, as the old leaves are getting pretty warm right now. Even if I can chase off the wild ducks, I get the feeling they'll have to be replaced to maintain the peace with my family. So here's my question: 1) Does anyone know how to scare them off so they won't return the moment I go back inside? If I kill them, I'll catch hell from the family. 2) Is there a less destructive breed of duck (possibly a minature) that would co-exist with the pond, not eat the fish, and preferrably not eat the water lillies? 3) Will having a resident duck attract other wild ducks? I know decoys attract them, so I assume if a passing duck sees another being fed and has his own pond, it may decide to move in. Any input is welcome, thanks.