The bass that we previously stocked in the ponds have demonstrated their predatory nature. There were a lot of frog eggs and tadpoles hatching in the ponds – due to the lack of predators. Recently that has changed as I have observed the small bass prowling along the banks to catch bugs and tadpoles near the edges. The other night I watched three bass seemingly hunting in a shallow area as a pack. I can’t say they were working cooperatively, but I was reminded of the raptors in Jurassic Park. Needless to say the tadpole population is greatly reduced and very skittish.
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