Re: [gardeners] Apricot thieves!

David G. Smith (
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 11:02:46 -0400

Sounds like squirrels to me.  Our problems with squirrels eating fruit and
corn seemed less last year, I think due to our neighbors' big loud dog.  The
dog likes to run along the fence between our garden and their yard, and
bark.  I found it annoying at first, but I've come to appreciate it.


----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Hay <>
To: gardeners <>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2000 10:41 AM
Subject: [gardeners] Apricot thieves!

> Help! This is the first year we have had any signifucant number of
> apricots on our tree, and all of a sudden, as they ripen, predators
> strike at the crack of dawn. They may be birds, although I rather
> suspect they are squirrels, since some of the pits are gnawed a bit, and
> there are no real peck marks on the interior of the fruits.
> Any suggestions?
> I am about to go out with my fruit picking pole to harvest whatever I
> can, to let the fruit ripen in the house.
> Ron