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Re: OT -now raccoons was woodpeckers/cedar wax wings

  • Subject: Re: OT -now raccoons was woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:40:31 -0500

OH man...sounds like you've had a BAD week.  Sorry 'bout that.



On 4/30/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
>
> I don't want to anything else to attract one. I think it's living in the
> bamboo as my neighbor called me night before last at 12:37 am to ask me to
> please make my dogs shut up as he had to go to work the next morning. I
> didn't even hear them as I was dead to the world. The phone woke me up,
> rather than the dogs. Oops. I had to lock their dog door that night. I've
> also decided that I hate squirrels with the fiery passions of hell. They
> have dug, scrambled, and uprooted so many things this spring. Not to
> mention
> getting into the bird feeders, which I completely understand, but the
> destroy everything around them trying to get there. They dug up my Rutgers
> tomato seeds which just flew all over me. Hopefully they will be OK.
> Anyway-I'm just venting on our 4 legged friends. And of course my two four
> legged friends are about worthless as they sleep all day and aren't out
> patrolling when I'm not here. Oh, except to wake the neighbors and cause
> hate and discontent. LOL!
> A
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Jesse Bell
> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:22 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
>
> Wanna give it something to do besides bother your feeders?  Put some peanut
> butter in an old jar and sit it on the ground.  Then get your camera.
> They'll spend HOURS trying to get the last drop of peanut butter out of a
> jar.  I know.  I have a pet racoon.  And I had two pet racoons when I was a
> little girl.  They all have a sweet tooth.  If you have marshmallows or
> candy corn they will follow you anywhere.
>
> If the suet cake you are using has any kind of peanut butter or peanuts in
> it - the racoons will go nuts. Same with the bird food.  If it is a mix
> that
> has sunflowers or peanuts, they just can't help themselves.
>
>
> On 4/27/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> >
> > Oh no-it wasn't rabid-our raccoons are so used to people they come out
> all
> > the time. It's probably a momma with babies. Lennox chased it up a tree
> and
> > I haven't seen it since then. It ran from him so that tells me it
> probably
> > is healthy, just a pain in the a--! They are SO destructive. I might have
> > to
> > get me a paint ball gun too.
> > A
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of Pam Evans
> > Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 4:39 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
> >
> > I agree w/ Tricia, that is unusual for them to be foraging during the
> day.
> > Interesting.  Hope it's not rabid.
> >
> > On 4/27/09, Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > Isn't that unusual for raccons to be out during the day?  I got my
> son's
> > > paintball gun out of the attic.  I may try to show them that we play
> > > paintball
> > > here so they will go elsewhere.
> > > For those of you that have never had any raccoons they are very
> > > destructive.
> > > They never seem to be happy just eating the seeds they tear up the
> > > feeders.  I
> > > had one alstromeria that had made it through the winter and now I doubt
> > it
> > > will recover after they have torn it up getting to the feeder that was
> > > hanging
> > > above the plant.
> > >
> > > --- On Mon, 4/27/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Date: Monday, April 27, 2009, 5:07 AM
> > >
> > > OK- so I moved ALL of my birdfeeders yesterday because Mr. Raccoon paid
> > us
> > > a
> > > visit in the middle of the day. I put them on a Sheppard's hook close
> to
> > > the
> > > back porch so hopefully I'll remember to bring them in at night.
> > > Grrrrr-what
> > > a pain.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf
> > > Of andreah
> > > Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:00 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
> > >
> > > Hmmm, I never thought about brining them in at night. DUH. I may have
> to
> > > invest in another one. Thanks!
> > > A
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf
> > > Of Patricia Dickson
> > > Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 12:10 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers/cedar wax wings
> > >
> > > Andrea,
> > > I think you have got to replace that suet feeder...... those
> woodpeckers
> > > are
> > > too much fun to watch.  I have been taking inside my feeders so that
> the
> > 4
> > > raccoons that visit my yard every night don't break anymore.  Some
> > trouble
> > > but
> > > worth the birds.  I had 7 cedar wax wings sitting in the top of my bald
> > > cypress last evening.  I had to call my neighbor and get her to come
> > > identify
> > > them for me.  I thought they might be but they looked too small.  We
> > looked
> > > through her binoculars and they were so very pretty.  They just stayed
> > long
> > > enough for her to come down and identify them and then off they all
> flew.
> > > South... I think I am just lucky to be on thier migration route.
> > > Tricia
> > >
> > > --- On Sat, 4/25/09, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > From: andreah <andreah@hargray.com>
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009, 7:11 AM
> > >
> > > I love to watch birds and their antics. I have A downy woodpecker that
> > was
> > > coming to the suet feeder until a raccoon stole it and broke it-no more
> > > suet.
> > >
> > > Got your pics Pam-the yard looks fantastic and so does the house!!!
> > > A
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf
> > > Of Pam Evans
> > > Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:03 PM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: [CHAT] OT - woodpeckers
> > >
> > > I have a pair of downy woodpeckers whose antics crack me up
> anyway.  But
> > > tonight I discovered why, when I fill the peanut basket I find a bunch
> of
> > > empty shells in the basket.  It's a handleless colander that's nailed
> > > to the
> > > top of the big hackberry stump (about 4 feet high).  I came around the
> > > corner of the house and saw a head bobbing up and down in the basket.
> It
> > > was the female just going to town on those peanuts.  After a few
> minutes,
> > > the male flew down and perched on the rim of the colander.  So she
> jumped
> > > out and he jumped in and took his "turn".  It was just hilarious and
> > > solved
> > > that minor mystery of the empty shells in the basket.  The rest of the
> > > birds
> > > (mostly blue jays & cardinals) fly down, grab a peanut and fly of into
> > one
> > > of the shrubs or trees to eat their treat and come back.  I guess the
> > > woodpeckers think that's a waste of time.  You had to be here I guess,
> > but
> > > it was pretty darn funny.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Pam Evans
> > > Kemp TX
> > > zone 8A
> > >
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> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp TX
> > zone 8A
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