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Re: Alien Weed

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Alien Weed
  • From: "Arilpums" arilpums@comcast.net
  • Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 09:20:20 -0800

Judy, I try to get my info from the 'horse's mouth' so to speak. When I took my irises there before mailing, I asked the Agricultural Inspector about them. He gave me copies of some literature that they have in their files for distribution. They look like a cross between the cute field mouse and the rat. They have the ears of the former and the long tail and size of the the latter. Knowing that they don't spread disease, except maybe for rabies if they get bitten, I feel a little less wheezy about them. We have never seen one and the only evidence we have of them is that they leave their droppings behind. We are trying one of those electronic gizmos you can plug in. It does takes several weeks before it is effective, altho I don't understand the reasoning behind this. So far they seem to go only into the greenhouse and the pump house, areas where we do not go that frequently except at iris time. No problem, in the iris group one better not be thin skinned (sic!) and smiles back to you all.
----- Original Message -----
From: Judy Hunt
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Alien Weed

Francesca said:
<...an invasion of what they call roof rats. >
Around here we have critters known to some as tree rats...AKA squirrels (GRIN).  Real interestin' what you learn on email lists.  (Don't mean to imply that is what your roof rats are, Francesca; just bein' funny.  Burleson's humor is contagious...)
Judy Hunt

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