Sunday 26 April 2009

Mixed fortunes in the fish pond

The bad news is that our beautiful coi-carp Jaws was found dead yesterday evening. He's been buried in the shrubbery with some rocks on his grave to make sure scavengers don't dig him up and eat him. His friendly attendance at feeding time will be missed as will his predatory patrolling of the pond which got him his name.

The good news is that the depletion of our fish population isn't as severe as originally thought, and the heron didn't manage to get them all after all. There would appear to be at least twenty or so left - juding from the boiling water at feeding time tonight!