Is it fishnapping...or MURDER??!!
January 30, 2007 10:58 AM Subscribe
What happened to 38 koi fish? Were they fishnapped or murdered?
posted by clh to Pets & Animals (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was housesitting for some friends this weekend. They have two ponds, one in the front yard, one in the back, each with 20 koi. Well, now there are only two koi left. It's possible that the fish weren't all there before they left - they hide and aren't generally all visible at one time.
There is a 6+ foot wall around the entire property. The gate in the front is open sometimes during the day, but not at night. The back yard is always enclosed. There are definitely raccoons around (Los Angeles - SF Valley). But, wouldn't there be some evidence - bloody fish heads or something? There is nothing. There are also probably coyotes around, but I don't see how they could get in the yard. Were they fishnapped? Is there a black market for koi?
(My friends aren't blaming me for the missing koi, we are all just perplexed as to what happened.)