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Re: vole damage pics

Zem, This is the worst vole damage I've had since 15 yrs ago.  My cats
usually keep them in check, but the last 2 winters have been colder with
substantial snow cover so the cats tend to stay in more during the winter
months than they used to.  Also, all this damage occured under the foot-deep
snow cover.  The cats never would have seen them even if they had been

I just attended a short talk from our Hort Ed at the H&G show.  He mentioned
the cycles of pests and that this will be an exceptionally bad year for
rabbits - well, good as far a the rabbits care, but bad for gardens.  I just
came in from checking the beds and there are more rabbit pellets everywhere.
I think, too, there will be high meadow vole populations.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 29, 2004 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] vole damage pics

> Good grief, Kitty, I've never seen anything like that!  But I guess with
> cats now I'm not likely to, either.  I did have voles when I lived in
> Connecticut a lifetime ago, but I had cats then, too, and the only voles I
found were
> dead on the door mat.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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