I have a net over my fish pond to stop cats eating the goldfish. Should I restock the pond with piranha so the fish could fight back? Could I be sued by the owners of eaten or mutilated cats?

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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

What a great idea!!!! I'm sure that Ray Dart would contribute to your legal fund if you were sued.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I first threw this idea out in my Tall Tales column about 15 years ago. The editor said later that every cat lover in the district rang to complain. Didn't hear a thing from the goldfish lovers, though.
Ancient One
Ancient One commented
Cute. I am personally not a fish person. However I have seen piranah in action, up close. Your gold fish would not stand a chance. Nor the cats.
DDX Project Profile
DDX Project answered

If only it was like the cartoons.


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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
My little dog has chased her share of cats over the years. It's surprising that they run -- she only weighs about 10 lbs. She's too old now though. I'd love to borrow your Killer for a couple of days, though. :()
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

What are you going to feed the piranha after all the cats are gone? 

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
The son of one of my neighbours is learning to play the drums. He's not very good at it. Hmm. I might not even wait till the cats are gone before I invite him to come swim in the pond.
Ancient One
Ancient One commented
Man-o-man if you keep it going we have a great movie script here.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
We might have time to put it together for next Halloween.
Virginia Lou Profile
Virginia Lou answered

Dear Didge,

I'm sorry, THIS time...I don't believe you...

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
It's a lovely thought though, Virginia. I'd probably have to cope with hordes of picketing cat lovers if I ever did it.
Virginia Lou
Virginia Lou commented
Well your questions certainly DO keep us on our toes!
Soul Fly Profile
Soul Fly answered

Piranhas???  Why not...


KB Baldwin Profile
KB Baldwin answered

Are you sure it is cats?  I have a couple of ponds and while occasionally a cat will sit and observe, they have never taken a fish.  OTOH my fish population has been ravaged by raccoon.  And the only thing have found to definitely stop them is depth.  They won't swim for fish, but if they can wade,they will go for the fish, uproot your lilies, shred all the other plants, and then probably take a dump on your lawn to show their appreciation. 

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Words like "insult" and "injury" come to mind, KB. :)

Yeah, I'm sure. We don't have raccoons although there's a family of possums living in the yard. I know it's not them because they're vegan.
KB Baldwin
KB Baldwin commented
Would you like a couple?
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Don't need 'em now. Check Dragonfly's answer. :)
Veronica Dultry Profile
Veronica Dultry answered

No No No. Here is my idea. No one gets hurt. The cats will leave well enough alone. The goldfish will feel empowered, and you won't have to spend money on piranhas. You MUST think outside the box......


Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

If the cat is mutilated just throw his ugly butt in the pond of piranhas. Done.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Better than buying the body. (Don't tell Otis, though. He might tell Motormouth and then I'd have a distraut puddy cat to cope with.)
Jann Nikka
Jann Nikka commented
LOL
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Burying, I meant, not buying. Sorry.
Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

You do realize that you won't have ANY goldfish .. Replacing one predator with another is pointless .. you big ol'meanie! 

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I'd send them to obedience school and have them taught not to eat fish.
Ancient One
Ancient One commented
I wish I knew what you were drinking this morning.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Kickapoo Joy Juiice, Ancient. I think you'll probably remember that. :)
Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

I found the following on the internet:

The following is a comprehensive and 100% complete list of the things you can keep with piranhas and have complete success.

Rocks

Driftwood

Plants

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