Re: [gardeners] Apricot thieves!

Seana Ames (
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 14:02:56 MDT

Ron,  I am so sorry!  I can imagine your disapointment.  I have been 
following the saga of THE APRICOT THEIVES!  Your story brought back Easter 
memories.   Our first Easter in CO., I was "woken by the kids" only to find 
that THE SQUIRRELS had absonded with the candy from the plastic eggs & eaten 
our beautifully decorated, hard boiled eggs, too! (The Hogs!)  I was 
somewhat dismayed, having taken the trouble to be out at o'dark thirty to 
play Easter Bunny & then sneaking back to bed before the kids woke.  It was 
such a beautiful spring day with the sun shining throught the trees & all 
the bulbs up & blooming.  I had artistically hidden the eggs, mapping them & 
color cordinating them, of course, among the flowers, so they would be hard 
to find.  All we found were a few wrappers, plastic shells & colored egg 
shell bits.  I was imagining squirrel dinner for Easter at that point but 
now I laugh about it.  We knew not to let the dogs out there alone but had 
never lived where there were squirrels before.  I hope your Snake is Big & 
Bad & scares them away - whatever THEY are!  Good luck!


 > 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, 
 > > 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

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