Grass snakes could be culprits

PUBLISHED: 07:24 05 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:54 15 June 2010

GRASS snakes, not minks, could be to blame for the disappearance of fish from ponds across the Axe Valley. Eyewitness accounts are behind the new theory.

GRASS snakes, not minks, could be to blame for the disappearance of fish from ponds across the Axe Valley.Eyewitness accounts are behind the new theory.Two pond owners from Seaton have witnessed grass snakes with fish in their mouths.One of the snakes was killed.Previously, it was thought minks might be to blame.One pond owner told the Herald how his stock of fish was reduced from 40 to just six.The Kilmington resident was adamant a thief was not to blame - because his biggest two fish were still in the pond.Do you know why fish are disappearing from ponds? Call our news desk on (01392) 888488.


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