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    Default Fresh water muscles on pegs.

    Hi guys, got a strange one here. Walked around our club water the other day, a couple of pools in Solihull. On the one pool which is fairly deep there are empty muscle shells on nearly every peg, does anyone have an idea what can be getting these out of the pool. The shallower pool has none. We had a mink problem a couple of years ago but caught a lot and nobody has seen any since then. There are no dead fish around so whatever it is isn't eating them. Some of the shells are not broken just opened. This has been happening for a few weeks now but nobody knows why. There is a local heron but the pool is deep. Any ideas, cheers Rob.

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    Could be ducks

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    Otters?
    I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
    He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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    Herons are my usual suspects when I see this.

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    Could be Cormorants?? they can swim to the bottom & are notorious for catching, then leaving much more than they can eat!!

    A lone evening stroll could be revealing, & if one happened to have an Air Rifle to hand - wouldn't it be awful if it went off by accident!!!

    Herons don't do deep water - as far as I'm aware??
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    The Heron is a good shout, moonshine say's deepish water. it may well not be too deep for Herons.
    I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
    He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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    But ducks dive

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    Ducks only eat bread, everyone knows that.
    I have an incidental on my left shoulder, he's always there, he's my friend.
    He says he gives me good advice. does he ?

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    What did they eat before bread then?

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    Don't say a starter!!

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