Re: [gardeners] Apricot thieves!

Ron Hay (
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 08:04:29 -0700

Hello, David,

Thanks for your kind reply. We don't have a dog, and our neighbors' dog is
almost too old to bark. Will have to search for another solution, since dog fur
gives my wife an allergy attack.


"David G. Smith" wrote:

> 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.
> David
> ----- 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
> >
> >