Re: [gardeners] Apricot thieves!

George Shirley (
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 14:33:42 -0500

Bird netting is about the only thing that will help and that may not deter the
squirrels. You might try a fake owl in the tree, often find them at sporting
goods stores. Other than that a good dog or an air rifle will stop a lot of


Ron Hay wrote:
> 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