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Re: always something new in the garden

  • Subject: Re: always something new in the garden
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 20:07:46 -0500

If " there are incredibly stupid cats in my neighborhood who step into traps and get a leg broken " , they're also stupid enough to eat th poison or to nibble on a dead rat.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa" <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] always something new in the garden


Traps would be great, except there are incredibly stupid cats in my
neighborhood who step into traps and get a leg broken and then one
neighbor suing another (this actually happened).
So there is the delimma.  If someone has any other ideas of how to get
rid of the rat, I'm certainly open to suggestion.
Theresa

Jesse Bell wrote:
Just a word about rat poison...simply because I do wildlife rescue and
have seen owls and hawks (and other predators) die from eating a mouse
or rat that was poisoned.  It sets off a very bad chain reaction.  And
it is a slow, horrible death for the animal that eats that rat as it
stumbles around, sick, and dying.
Just a thought.  Traps are better.


On 9/13/09, Theresa <macycat3@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Bad news-
Something has eaten off all the leaves from my fairly large japanese painted fern! Noticed this morning. What did this (we don't have wildlife here)

Good news-
My coral tree (which is still tiny, but about 5 yrs old) have blossoms on it! It is going to bloom!! yeah. It better hurry up though. It is only
marginally hardy here (most years has died back to the ground).

Bad news-
There is a huge, fat, damned rat in my birdfeeder! Yuck! Now I know what
ate my fern.  Need to get rat poison from HD.

Good news-
Loquat is blooming : )  A little worried bc I haven't seen many bees....

Happy weekend all-
Theresa

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