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RE: interesting visitor..Jesse...

Don't seem to have those here. Must not like the heat (or burrowing in
rock hard black clay). I'm sure Sugar would adore getting her hooks on
one though. Little carnivore. She too wants birds, but that's why I've
got her on the tether. She starts stalking one and gets reined in or
I'll walk over to where the bird is so it moves out of reach.

She hisses at me when I do that - LOL.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 13 Jul 2003 22:07:56 -0500

>Hmmm...can't help you there...I don't know what would get a vole.  We get 
>them too..and have 2 outside cats that don't seem to have an interest in 
>them whatsoever.  Voles and moles left my yard a mess this last spring.  
>Little tunnels everywhere.
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>>From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: RE: [CHAT] interesting visitor..Jesse...
>>Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 21:25:50 -0500
>>Didn't know about rock and roll music... interesting. Learn something
>>new everyday.
>>What I really need to know is what eats voles? DH refuses to allow mouse
>>traps, as he is afraid the dogs are going to get hurt.... my cat is not
>>allowed outside (declawed before I got him) and since this is a dog
>>neighborhood, no stray cats around.
>> >
>> > It's me again...with more trivial info....Skunks:  are very similar to
>> > cats.
>> >   They can be trained to use a litter box and they will do just fine
>> > cat food.  I had one as a pet when I was a child.  We had it
>>"de-pewed" so
>> > it could not go outside..not only because it couldn't defend
>> > itself....BUT..you can't vaccinate a skunk for rabies.  The vaccine
>> > kill it.  So it was a house pet.  They only spray when they feel
>> > threatened.
>> >   They are very, very mild mannered and non-aggressive.  They like
>> > and
>> > quiet...do NOT like loud noises (that's how we got rid of one under
>> > guest house...played loud rock and roll music for a week..she left).
>> > sleep most of the day unless it's overcast and cloudy...they come out
>> > night.  They will move rocks and pots to find bugs and they will dig
>> > them.  They "roll" their food if it's large...like a frog or
>> > They'll roll it around in the dirt till it's dead.  They love crunchy
>> > bugs.
>> > They'll dig for grubs and such....so if you see rocks turned over or
>> > that have been moved or knocked over...it could very well be a skunk.
>> >
>> > Jesse Rene' Bell
>> > Claremore, OK
>> > Zone 6
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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