apparently there are still fish in our pond because the dogs had a dead one to roll in last night. i haven't seen a fish from there in at least 6 years so it was a bit of a surprise. (the folks who owned the place before me, stocked it with trout.)
i wonder what kind of life those fish have in our pond? is it a good life, with plenty to eat? or is it a hard life filled with hardship and struggling? i know nothing about what is under those waters...ecosystems in ponds are outside my base of knowledge.
i haven't seen our heron around in the past couple of years, so it must not be the greatest of fishing in there now. it would be sad if that was the last fish, and he/she lived her life alone.
i think that pond has to suck for any fish stuck living in there. its not like a frog or a salamander, that can pack up and leave if the pickings are bare....any fish are permanently trapped there.
i hope our pond is not a prison, i hope it provides a decent life to any who have to live out their lives there.
i have decided...the stocking of backyard ponds for human amusement is probably not very kind.
Does the pond mostly dry up or does it keep a lot of water? Trout are high oxygen fish and won't survive with shallow, warm water. But there are other fish that will.