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Deko
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Great Blue Heron
« on: February 13, 2011, 07:57:30 PM »

A great blue heron was at my pond around 7:00 this morning and I scared it away.  By mid morning I could see one of my large goldfish on the bottom and I carefully got it into a bucket.  The gash was about 2 inches long and I figured he was a goner.  Then I got an idea and got some superglue.  I carefully patted the injury and blew on it until it was dry.  I then covered it with super glue.  I had to be careful to keep his face and gills under water but I kept blowing on the wound for about 10 minutes until the glue became opaque.  I put some metafix in the bucket then after about 30 minutes, put him back in the pond but he didn't move much so I figured he was dying.  Imagine my surprise when I went out there aroung 4:30 and he is swimming with the other fish!
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fantailer
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Re: Great Blue Heron
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 05:12:35 AM »

Wow I nver knew you could do that! Shocked
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Bel
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Re: Great Blue Heron
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 08:27:20 AM »

I didn't either but good for you for being able to come up with something!  I hope he can make a full recovery!  Its sad but there are no vets around my area, not sure about yours,  that we can look to for help with our fish.  You have to read and see what others suggest or come up with something yourself. 
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Summer Time
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Re: Great Blue Heron
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 11:37:46 AM »

That's a great story, good to know and I'm glad you could help him.  I hope the herons stay away.
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OrandaLover
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Re: Great Blue Heron
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 08:20:45 PM »

Wow!  Shocked That scared me at first, but that's a really neat way to take care of the wound! Good thinking!  Wink
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Max B.
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Re: Great Blue Heron
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 05:10:46 PM »

wow, that's a surgery, well almost a surgery performed. good to know that these could help.
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Nossie
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Re: Great Blue Heron
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 02:50:12 PM »

Awesome! Smiley Super glue is a really good way to protect and take care of wounds Smiley
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