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Re: A mystery...
  • Subject: Re: A mystery...
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 15:20:16 -0500

I have no idea...the only time I have ever seen a suspicious looking hole,
there was a mother rabbit and six baby rabbits under the shrub.  And this
weekend, I notice one of my low pots, with sand and cactus in it had this
weird lump and some of my sea glass mulch was moved around.  I took a stick
and started poking around in it...and a toad came out!  Scared me to death.
He blended in so WELL....

On 5/3/10, Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote:
> Just came in from the back yard, and perusing my very overgrown perennial
> bed (if I had the energy, I would dig up 2/3 of it... but I digress...).  I
> have had a lovely Baptisia australis for at least 6 years, and I noticed
> that it was extending at an angle from the bed. A closer look revealed that
> its root system had been completely severed just below the crown. As I sadly
> removed the plant, I noticed a hole at the bottom of the depression, about
> 3" in diameter. We have had rain the past several days, so I did not want to
> investigate with my shovel, but have any of you ever experienced something
> like this? Are there any members of the Rodentia who enjoy feasting on
> Baptisia? ( I suspect a rodent.)
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
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