Re: [gardeners] Apricot thieves!

Ron Hay (
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 13:34:03 -0700

Hi, George,

I just bought a plastic snake this a.m., and will inflate it directly. We will see
how that works.

Thanks for your suggestions:)


George Shirley wrote:

> 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
> them.
> George
> 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