This sucker was sitting on my deck railing staking out my pond and the fish. I pretty sure he/she hasn't taken any fish lately (pond is very over grown right now), but he did get some last fall/winter.
Sad news, at least for us. Over the winter a heron was able to get under my netting and all of my gold fish are gone. Some of them have been there for for close to 10 years. My wife found him early in the morning, trapped in the netting while trying to fly away. He did free himself and I was holding out hope for some survivors, but I can confirm now that no fish are left. Not even the babies, which blows my mind. I had re-netted the pond afterward and made sure there was no way to enter, but I was just protecting the frogs. Plenty of them now.
I'm not angry, just sad. It's going to be hard to find gold fish right now. Gotta make some calls. Pond looks horrible right now. The fish really did keep it balanced over the winter.