My poor little pond has been raped and pillaged over the last three years and I have lost some huge catfish out of my pond, so I restocked it this year with an additional 300lb.
My pond and the neighbors 4 acre little lake were attacked this year by river otters, the little bastiages took out 18 cats out of my pond, smallest carcass I found was 8 to 10 lb.
So I took care of the issue (5) and now trying to replenish my pond.
2 years prior to that muskrats wreaked havoc on my pond, killed most of my cat tails and I am just now getting some of them to come back. Yes I want them for the bass to play in, they work on the bugs that land on them.