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Re: OT wildlife


Amen on the mosquito thing, everything else is OK.

On 9/3/07, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> If we all kept our thoughts to ourselves, what would be the point in
> having
> the lisT?
>
> The woman at the desk behind me mentioned seeing a spider at home and told
> of how she yelled to her husband to hurry up and get the spray to kill it.
> I asked why, especially since it was outside where spiders should be.  She
> said she hates spiders.  Why? Was bitten by one once.  Geez.  I tried
> explaining balance to her, to no avail.
>
> Kids next door were screaming Spider!  Kill it!  I asked why? Spiders are
> bad.  No they're not.  And you certainly don't need a baseball bat to kill
> a
> spider.
>
> I'm not interested in killing the skunk (if that's what it is - I haven't
> seen any little narrow trails) when I do find it; just want to suggest to
> it
> that it would be nice if it moved on to somebody else' porch.  I'll just
> live with it there until the foliage dies back a bit so I can get to the
> latticework.  If he's there, I hope to scare him off.  If he's not; I'll
> seal the porch off w hardware cloth while he's gone.
>
> On the other hand...DEATH TO MOSQUITOES EVERYWHERE!!!!!!
>
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 8:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT wildlife
>
>
> >I could never kill anything just because it inconvenienced me.  I think
> I'm
> >getting more radical in that way as I get older, or maybe it's because I
> >meet so many people whose first reaction is to kill something because
> they
> >don't want to deal with it.  A lot of animal problems here anyway are the
> >result of development without regard to anything but making money and
> >people moving to the "country" without realizing that it's not the
> city.  I
> >should probably just keep my thoughts to myself.
> > zem
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 10:11 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT wildlife
> >
> >
> >> The skunks venture out at night. If you look you can see little narrow
> >> trails where they walk. Obtain a SMALL live trap. Bait it with dry cat
> >> food and peanut butter and place across one of their trails. It's
> >> importanat to get a small trap so he/she can't lift tail & spray in the
> >> trap. If you are tender hearted find a place to release them. A long
> >> string attached to the release works. It may take him/her a few minutes
> >> to realize the trap is open & leave. This went well for us until one
> >> pooped & peed enroute. Almost as stinky as the  spray.
> >> Repeat this process until you haven't caught a skunk for several
> nights.
> >> When we kept bees, skunks would scratch on a hive to rouse the bees,
> then
> >> eat them as they came out to defend. Probably why a lot of beekeepers
> put
> >> their hive boxes up on a stand.
> >> We rented the trap from local fish & game. They showed Ed how to set &
> >> bait the trap. They recommend drowning the skunk in the trap by
> dropping
> >> the whole thing into a garbage can full of water.
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 6:54 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT wildlife
> >>
> >>
> >>> When you find out what to do, let ME know because we have skunks out
> >>> here all the time that find some way to get under our bunkhouse - and
> >>> STAY - for way too long.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>>  re wildlife... I have what I believe to be a skunk. Can't tell where,
> >>> but
> >>> somewhere around the front of my house. Possibly under the porch? It
> >>> stinks out in front, not all the time but periodically, everyday, you
> >>> smell
> >>> it. I originally thought something was dead and I was just unable to
> >>> locate
> >>> the carcass, but after a month now, I just want it gone. What do I do?
> >>>
> >>> Kitty
> >>> neIN, Zone 5
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From:
> >>> To:
> >>> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 12:39 PM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] OT wildlife
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Just looked out the front window to see a stately procession of
> >>>> two adult and five juvenile turkeys progressing slowly through
> >>>> the driveway and around the house. Now they are moving
> >>>> slowly down the back hillside to the vegetable garden. I'd guess
> >>>> it is two "clutches" as two of the young seem smaller than the
> >>>> other three, and both adults are females.
> >>>> Of course deer are constant visitors, even coming up the front
> >>>> steps and going through the breezeway. The otters were back
> >>>> in the pond this week. Muskrats and groundhogs, to say nothing
> >>>> of raccoons, also live here, and we see an occasional turtle, but
> >>>> I think turkeys are the weirdest-looking beasts that we see. Even
> >>>> weirder than the occasional great blue heron.
> >>>> Auralie
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>>
> >>> Jesse R. Bell
> >>>
> >>> "All that we are is a result of what we have thought."  -  Buddha
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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