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Re: Voles?

Hi Narda

I don't think we'll have to worry about the population getting too
large.  Several of our favourites that used to greet us whenever they
heard the car arrive home, disappeared late last summer... There are a
couple of cats in the immediate neighbourhood that discovered our little
haven, and have been staking us out, and decimating the population.  Not
to mention stalking our morning doves and other birdlife.  We'll be
lucky I think if we even see any chipmunks this year, at least in the

We do however have huge rock dry walls in the rear where there is a
steep slope, so that may serve as a habitat for some.

Anyone got any ideas for discouraging other people's cats in the
garden?  I've had seedlings dug up, plants disturbed, and just love the
poop piles they leave behind...
NardaA@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 2/11/01 10:19:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> msbucky@home.com writes:
> << Grateful am I that we only have a small group of 4 or 5 and the
>  sidewalks are nowhere near.  That is so nice to read that you took the
>  time and trouble to relocate them!  >>
> Helen, there is never just 4 or 5 of them, they reproduce very quickly.  My
> neighbor has had foundation problems with his house because of the tunneling.
>  Keep an eye out and watch for damage. They are very easy to trap and
> relocate, but I always take them much farther than a mile, I try to take them
> to the forest where there is lots of nut trees and a source of water.
> If you have some tame enough to take nuts from your hands then how do you
> discriminately trap?  Hard question.
> Narda
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