Need advice on how to get rid of otter...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PartridgeRckgal, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. PartridgeRckgal

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    We have recently discovered an otter living in our fish pond. Does anyone have any experience and/or advice on how to get rid of this pesky critter? He is eating our fish!! Thanks!!
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    Awww! They're so cute though...
    Buy more fish for him.. [​IMG]
     
  3. old geezer

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    [​IMG]..beautiful and comical things they are--[​IMG]-- but i'll bet there's relative or two some where---there goes the fish pond...[​IMG].
     
  4. PartridgeRckgal

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    Quote:I agree... they are beautiful and funny to watch. But we have a lot of $ and time invested in our fish ponds. I don't want to lose it all to this little guy (or gal)!! We have found its slide and the fish bones from his eating, now we just have to figure out how to get rid of him.
     
  5. gavinandallison

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    try animal control, they will advise the legal way.............
     
  6. PartridgeRckgal

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    Quote:Thanks gavinandallison. We called our local animal control and they do not deal with wildlife. I am going to contact our State wildlife agency on Monday and see what have to say.
     
  7. 6chix

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    Buy a trout from the market and stuff it with rat posoin??
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    Quote:Gah!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

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    Quote:Thanks gavinandallison. We called our local animal control and they do not deal with wildlife. I am going to contact our State wildlife agency on Monday and see what have to say.

    Thats a good idea! Please dont poison it.. [​IMG]
     
  10. 6chix

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    Quote:Gah!!! [​IMG]

    Its just another varmit, what would you do if it got into your coop??
     

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