something is eating my bullrushes


We live in St. Catharines and have a small pond in our back yard. It is 10 feet by 6 feet and 4 ft deep at one end. We have a lot of goldfish which we feed with pellets. In the shallow end we have a few bullrushes. This morning we found 8 bullrushes chewed at water level making them fall over. What kind of animal would be doing this? Should we set traps?


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