The Phactors pride themselves on having a wild-life friendly yard; it provides lots of cover, water, and food. This is why so many critters are seen and live on our urban property. Mrs. Phactor was quite excited to add the great blue heron to her yard life list, but not so happy to see that most of the gold fish living in the lily pond were the price to be paid for the lengthening of her bird list. Yes, with one exception, they were just gold fish, but you do grow attached to them just the same. Of course TPP grows attached to the plants the bunnies eat too. So a fish every now and again, no problem, but that was one big, hungry bird. And thanks to the effective heron discouragement practices of our neighbors (way to go guys!), our big fish were easy pickings. The problem has more or less solved itself as no one, especially a hungry heron, will fish in an empty pond. But remember this bird, we know where you live!