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#31
(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

Good Lord... LEARN HOW TO COOK LADY!!!

Thats a boatload of MEAT you let wreck your place ya know??

You aint FROM the South are ya???

Chuckle
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#32
(07-10-2019, 09:17 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(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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I worked for wild burds unlimited, and you can put the feeders on a pole, with a racoon baffle at the right height, and that well stops the pests. They also sell bearpoles, and you lift the feeders up around 14 feet via a winch, and then lower it when filling/cleaning. Puts the yums up where the birds are, and doesn't attract pests.
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#33
I'm sorry Talon, I did laugh a little. Chuckle

I kinda know what you're going through. We have a bunny problem, a big one. There are dozens of them living in the backyard and there are holes everywhere, I'd say about 20-30, the ground is lumpy like a moles been at work but nope, it's bunnies. The little bastards have destroyed the yard, we can't do much back there anymore. I don't have the heart to kill them and not sure I could get rid of them any other way even if I tried.
I am an evil giraffe, and I shall eat more leaves from this tree than perhaps I should, so that other giraffes may die.

Debauchery
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#34
Ever since the basement and crawlspace flooded in June we've been inundated with possums. Normally I don't mind if they stray from their below grade border when they are fist sized and can be played with, but shit they are getting big.  

This guy somehow found  purchase to climb up the kitchen counter and onto the stove a few days ago. 5-8 pounder.  Just picked him up by the tail and set him outside..  back again tonight.
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Haven't had to clean up any of their leavings so cant be too angry. Polite poopers. Chuckle
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#35
(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.

The only way to successfully relocate an animal is to drive it a long way from home to a place where food is plentiful. Otherwise, they'll return in a night if taken just a few miles away.
Your critter has babies so I'd wait until they've left mum before trapping & relocating.
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#36
(07-10-2019, 09:27 PM)Bubbles Wrote: 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.

You get snakes & possums in Kings Cross? Huh. I thought the only animals around those parts were of the two legged variety.

A few months ago there was a huge male roo moving down the street a couple of blocks away from home.
I've found roo/wallaby droppings on my lawn over the years [Have a large treed paddock across the road]
Had a rabbit in my back yard once.

Move just a little further west of me & there's feral goats, pigs, possum, fox, & even deer in parts.
At least it's too cold for cane toads to migrate here.
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(07-11-2019, 05:20 AM)Elric Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 09:27 PM)Bubbles Wrote: 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.

You get snakes & possums in Kings Cross? Huh. I thought the only animals around those parts were of the two legged variety.

A few months ago there was a huge male roo moving down the street a couple of blocks away from home.
I've found roo/wallaby droppings on my lawn over the years [Have a large treed paddock across the road]
Had a rabbit in my back yard once.

Move just a little further west of me & there's feral goats, pigs, possum, fox, & even deer in parts.
At least it's too cold for cane toads to migrate here.

I’ve seen lots of large snakes.

daydream

Yes, possum shit all over the courtyard most mornings.. dog eats it. Scream1
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#38
(07-11-2019, 03:49 AM)Farm Hand Wrote: Ever since the basement and crawlspace flooded in June we've been inundated with possums. Normally I don't mind if they stray from their below grade border when they are fist sized and can be played with, but shit they are getting big.  

This guy somehow found  purchase to climb up the kitchen counter and onto the stove a few days ago. 5-8 pounder.  Just picked him up by the tail and set him outside..  back again tonight.
[Image: 20190708-013151.jpg]
Haven't had to clean up any of their leavings so cant be too angry. Polite poopers.  Chuckle

That is an alien, I would die if I saw something like that..

Our possums are cute.. the one that shits everywhere is so adorable, I walked past it in the tree the other night and it was as cute as one of my cats.

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#39
(07-11-2019, 02:26 AM)PickleSnout Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 09:17 PM)Mmmmkay_ultra Wrote:
(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:
[Image: G7S34sE.png]
[Image: 9wAkOFM.png]

I worked for wild burds unlimited, and you can put the feeders on a pole, with a racoon baffle at the right height, and that well stops the pests. They also sell bearpoles, and you lift the feeders up around 14 feet via a winch, and then lower it when filling/cleaning. Puts the yums up where the birds are, and doesn't attract pests.

I'll get a pick of what I did with the pole mounted bird feeder that worked perfectly.

Those plates I posted are on a tree trunk that is only about eighteen inches high.
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#40
(07-11-2019, 05:28 AM)Bubbles Wrote:
(07-11-2019, 05:20 AM)Elric Wrote:
(07-10-2019, 09:27 PM)Bubbles Wrote: 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.

You get snakes & possums in Kings Cross? Huh. I thought the only animals around those parts were of the two legged variety.

A few months ago there was a huge male roo moving down the street a couple of blocks away from home.
I've found roo/wallaby droppings on my lawn over the years [Have a large treed paddock across the road]
Had a rabbit in my back yard once.

Move just a little further west of me & there's feral goats, pigs, possum, fox, & even deer in parts.
At least it's too cold for cane toads to migrate here.

I’ve seen lots of large snakes.

 daydream

Yes, possum shit all over the courtyard most mornings.. dog eats it.  Scream1

At least possum crap is dry unlike the soft runny cat shit that my last Rotti loved to eat.
When I let him out muzzled, he'd push the muzzle into the sloppy shit & get it everywhere.

Nearly got a rescue German Shepherd last weekend. Described as "Confident. Needs experienced owner."
Exactly what I'm looking for [Most ads say 'Very friendly'. I don't need 'friendly']
I'm not ready to get a dog yet but on the bright side the rescue people said when I'm ready they'll find one perfect for my needs.
Apparently the 'confident' dogs are hard to home. [Because people are stupid]
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