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Re: War Zone

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] War Zone
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:58:32 -0600
  • References: <5850393.1112136933930.JavaMail.root@Sniper29>

I always have raccoons, Jim.  My main problem with them has been the bird
feeders. They destroy them so I'm down to the one feeder that nothing but
birds can touch.  Which is fine.  I don't do much of anything in containers
except what I have for sale - which is a lot right now, but the raccoons
have never touched them.  And they don't seem to dig in the soil either.
The couple of times I've found plants dug up, I was told it was a skunk.  My
other complaint is that raccoons always dirty up the water in the birdbath
and the cats' drinking bowl.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:53 PM
Subject: [CHAT] War Zone

> We have become beset by a raccoon. It [sex unknown] has been marauding
> our back patio for a few weeks now, ripping up nearly every newly
> potted plant. It leaves alone those plants that have been potted long
> enough for the soil to firm up, but if the soil is somewhat loose, it
> tears it up. Ms Fatma spent a good part of yesterday repotting some
> cacti, a Madagascar palm, and other miscellaneous stuff--only to find
> them overturned, ripped out, and soil scattered everywhere this
> morning. Like a child had a tantrum.
> Pest-catcher-killer guy has just left. He scoured the yard and found
> raccoon scat [that's how we ID'd the creature], and is coming back
> tomorrow with a trap. I suppose it will be one of those have-a-heart
> traps, which is okay as long as once the raccoon is inside, he throws
> it in a lake.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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