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Old 05-15-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Put a stuffed dog toy on a floating pool raft.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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We have a pair who occasionally fly in. It's great to see them. They don't stay long and they never poo. Maybe our pair is more civilized than your pair. We have bird dropping around, too, everywhere. I don't know how to stop that either. Life goes on.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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I've had them. Very cute but their poo is huge. I have to point them out to my two dogs but that gets them out.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Tony Soprano seemed to enjoy the ducks in his pool!....I'm just sayin'
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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A couple of ducks visit our pool every day for a few minutes. We just watch them because they soon leave. They're never there more than 5-10 minutes. Doves also visit the pool every day, but they don't go in the water.

So don't worry about it. They can't make too much mess, and one day they'll be gone.

Yeah. I don't mind sharing the swimming pool with them. The problem is they poo a lot ...
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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We have a couple visiting our pool from time to time, too. We even had 4 Canadian geese for three or four days in a row, a couple of years ago. They made such a racket, but it was a blast to watch them frolic.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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Perhaps some plastic owls?
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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I have a theory that birds laugh at those $30 plastic owls. Then they land on them and **** on their heads.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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My neighbor has a koi pond, well, it's just a pond now. Right after he stalked it with thousands of dollars of fish an eagle came and had lunch. He watched one at a time as the large bird had a thousand dollar dinner. lol
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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Perhaps some plastic owls?
I did place a $20 plastic owl by the pool. The ducks just swimming next to it
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