In the past few days, I have noticed my backyard garden
has been invaded by an unknown predator. Right now
I am growing beans. I have noticed that
any leaves or branches within 1 foot or so
from the ground are practically gone or destroyed.
I would like to get some advises from your
experts in this forum what I should do to prevent
further problem. I am suspecting a rabbit ? but
may be not. I am almost certain that
it happens at night time. BTW, I live in Dallas, TX
Thanks in advance,
Night and low to the ground does indeed sound like
rabbits. A 2 foot fence (with openings less than 1 inch)
should keep them out.
Groundhogs feed during the day. Around here they get up
early in the morning, rest somewhere during the middle of
the day (often in less elaborate burrows) and 4-6pm is a prime
Deer feed at night but would browse much higher.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
On Jul 21, 6:43 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Pat Kiewicz) wrote:
Make sure it's a wire fence if you put one up. We put a plastic one
up some years ago and couldn't figure out why the damage was
continuing. Upon a closer check of the fence we found square holes
about 4"x4" had been chewed out in several places. It was amazing how
perfectly square and neat those rabbits made those holes.
I just this minute returned from the garden after encountering a
two-thirds grown rabbit, in the green beans, mowing them down. The cat,
and the owls, had missed him when he was smaller.
I didn't miss. .177 at 1100 fps.
Joe doesn't like dogs, I don't like rabbits in my space. Destructive
and usually loaded with fleas and internal parasites and other
diseases. They are simply food for those higher on the chain.
On Sun, 22 Jul 2007 21:05:42 -0500, Charlie wrote:
Mmmmm.... that sounds like a nice gun. RWS maybe?
My RWS model 48 matches those specs. It wasn't cheap, but
I'm not at all disappointed with it.
They have been a major problem here this year for some
reason. I think it has something to do with the current
drought. So far in a little over a month the RWS has zapped
a dozen of them and they still nipped off some of the
morning glories last night. It looks like I'll have to
remove a few more. Thank goodness the garden is finally
fenced good enough to keep out the deer and rabbits.
Gamo - Hunter 220. RWS are very nice rifles as well.
No they arent' cheap, but of course they are a real tool, not your old
Daisy! :-) I love shooting mine. The accuracy, as you know, is
excellant. Some years, when the grasshoppers are bad, I shoot them for
Whoa, that is some good gardening! ;-)
This has been a slow year for me, the cat has been doing well. Only
two rabbits and one squirrel have had to be dispatched.
Last year we had a rat try and set up shop under one of the low decks.
That was a good hunt, took a blind, but the old Red Ryder zapped him!
Didn't even shoot me eye out!
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