Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Buying Time

This 1890 house came with a small pond. To control mosquitos, I introduced a dozen feeder goldfish and left them to their own devices. They evolved into a self-supporting population of street-wise urban pond fish, surviving raccoons and herons.

Public health concerns and increasing density in the neighborhood led me to drain the pond. I learned the term "re-home" in the process of exploring humane options for the fish, and found them the proverbial farm in the country.  -30-

No comments:

Post a Comment