I live in a subdivision and my house backs up to 1 of 2 ponds: One pond is located on the left side of the street and the other is on the right. When I went outside this morning to feed the ducks, I noticed over 100 Buzzards out by the lake on the Left.
Worried, I ran out to the water to find over 120 dead fish floating on the top of the lake or washed up on the banks. They were mostly Bass, but there was also Perch (sunfish) and Catfish. Even our single 10lb carp was floating dead along the shore.
The lake on the right is just fine. Strange because the water runs from the left lake to the right lake.
I called the maintenance person who has been with the subdivision since it was first developed over 14 years ago. He couldn't believe his eyes either!
If it was poison, you would think the ducks or turtles would also be dead. If it was lack of oxygen, you would think more would continue to die and surface in a slower process. Am I right?
We had a horrible lightning storm 24-36hours ago, (from this morning) and all I can think of is that lightning must have struck the pond...but that doesn't seem very likely does it? And would it cause that result?
I called the police dept, who said it wasn't their problem. I called the health dept, the sheriff's office and the Dept. of wildlife and fisheries...all closed until tomorrow.
Anyone had this happen? Suggestions?
The pond is approximately 1 acre...with over 120 dead fish, do you think whatever happened killed them all?