Re: [gardeners] bushy tailed rats

M T (
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 20:47:35 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Margaret,
 For now I think I'm going to settle for pruning a few small limbs in
the 2 pecan trees that give them a 'skyway' from one end of the back
yard to the other.
 The neighbor's (3 doors down) older cat who claims our yard as part of
her territory is too wellfed for the squirrels to be concerned.
 Garfield and his pet mice comes to mind.

 The staining and debris from the shredded pecans is already getting on
my nerves. Pecan seedlings are a pain to pull up due to the incredibly
large taproot, and the squirrels are spending way too much time digging
up the fresh beds while burying the pecans they haven't shredded.
 My picking up whole pecans by hand is a lot more enjoyable! <VBG>

 I think rescuing a young cat next spring that's up for adoption and
giving it a bell collar may become part of the answer.
 I'm not looking to nail their skins to the wooden fence, I just want
them to find other yards to live in. <VBG>

Good Gardening,
Matt in Norfolk, Va. USDA zone 8

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 08:18:34 -0600
From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
Subject: Re: [gardeners] bushy tailed rats and tree seedlings

Naming them often works.  Margaret L

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