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Re: always something new in the garden

  • Subject: Re: always something new in the garden
  • From: Theresa <macycat3@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:11:41 -0700

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.

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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