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#21
Wildlife can be irritating at times as well as entertaining, it takes GREAT understanding and allowances to intermingle with them, one has to remember YOU are in there turf and they are ONLY doing what comes natural to them EATING, I have spent many years intermingling with them and it is always a challenge and at times fun, MY actual worst is NOT wild animals it is the farm animals that people don't take care of according to the lease agreements with the feds and they don't enforce them either.
You would laugh if you saw the cages built around my stuff to keep from moles to elk out. LOL it is and was a challenge!
Good Luck my friend!
mindset of tolerance is the best way to start, and probably the hardest as anger is the easy street.
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#22
Turkeys are assholes. They'll pluck baby quail and pheasant out of the nest and swallow them. They've destroyed the game bird population around here.
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#23
(07-10-2019, 01:39 PM)FlyoverCountry Wrote: Turkeys are assholes.  They'll pluck baby quail and pheasant out of the nest and swallow them.  They've destroyed the game bird population around here.

Don't leave out many other birds that do the same, crows, grackles, cow birds, blue jays, and many others.
The problem as I see it is WHEN MAN decides to introduce animals that are not native to a area, Grackles for a start, and they upset the balance by being there.
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#24
I just brought all of the hanging baskets and feeders inside. I don't want to have to do that every night.

Maybe I can get some humane traps and relocate them all a few miles into the park.
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(07-10-2019, 11:10 AM)Talon Wrote: [Image: ich9zoq.jpg]

Isn't she cute?  She and her offspring had a wild, drug-fueled party last night. They purposefully unhooked my hanging baskets and blown glass hummingbird feeder and threw them to the ground.  Tore petunias out of the baskets.  Everything was on the ground.

The wild turkeys scratched my plants out of their way so they could take naps in my beds.

And I think the deer ate all of my larkspur and half of my skullcap last night.

I've been nice to these creatures and tried to live in harmony with them, but right now all I can say is "Wildlife meet stewpot."

Fuck them.

Scream1

You should see what I did to my kind of expensive miniature Japanese Maple to keep the squirrels from playing on it. They tear it to shreds.
I took *truss plates and wrapped them spike out around the trunk. It worked instantly!
I'll get a pic tomorrow.
It's like I have a Punk Japanese Maple tree now..
Chuckle

* Truss Plate:
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(07-10-2019, 09:09 PM)Talon Wrote: I just brought all of the hanging baskets and feeders inside.  I don't want to have to do that every night.

Maybe I can get some humane traps and relocate them all a few miles into the park.

This is probably a daft idea, but - would it help to scatter some food at ground level in ab area that won't get damaged?

Make life easier for them and they probably won't feel the need to pull down food from a more difficult location?!

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#27
Thankfully we dont have Racoons and all these American animals. Just a few spiders and a couple of snakes. Possums (no relation to American possums) can destroy gardens. Never had a problem with them though besides getting into the roof.
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(07-10-2019, 09:19 PM)Munchaab Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 09:09 PM)Talon Wrote: I just brought all of the hanging baskets and feeders inside.  I don't want to have to do that every night.

Maybe I can get some humane traps and relocate them all a few miles into the park.

This is probably a daft idea, but - would it help to scatter some food at ground level in ab area that won't get damaged?

Make life easier for them and they probably won't feel the need to pull down food from a more difficult location?!

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Yeah, that doesn't work... Chuckle
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#29
Two weeks ago I bought a Henry 22 lever rifle, and my back yard is now mostly asshole free, I have dispatched 9 raccoons and about 3 dozen chipmunks, the ammo I use is Aguila Super Colibri 20 grain 590 FPS, it's as quiet as a pellet gun and does the job.

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#30
(07-10-2019, 11:40 AM)Talon Wrote: I think part of the problem is that the one-acre sliver of forest between me and the state park was bull-dozed this week.  The jerk who owns it has a new toy and wanted to play.  So now all of the animals are freaked the fuck out.

Just hate to hear that and am sure you are exactly right.
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