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Well, the verdict is in. My neighbor spotted it in his backyard and called me up. It's a woodchuck. *Arrgghhh* I was so hoping to make a little girl happy by returning her bunny to her.
So, the trap is on the way, and once I have Mr. Chuck incarcerated, I'll phone the animal control people and this world will have one fewer woodchuck. Heartless, I know, but he has now chewed *all* of my organically-grown lettuces down to nubs. I didn't get even one for myself.
Priscilla, tough-minded
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Priscilla, better you KNOW the enemy!
Water those lettuce nubs well and see if you get some regrowth. I know its blistering hot, and perfect "bolt weather" but you CAN try. And What the H, if there is more than ONE Chuck, you'll have bait.
If you were harboring " bunny" you'd probably have lost the lettuce too.
Think about planting some lettuce of different sorts and colors in hanging baskets. Lettuces are a perfect " cut and come again" crop, three plants to a 10" hanging pot or 4 to a 14 " pot. Snip a salad every day, no slugs, bugs or critters.
Sue Western Maine
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Oh, I'm watering all right. Today it's not blistering hot, just swimmingly humid. Tomorrow it's going back up to 88, though.

Heh. Something ate the apple chunks I put out, but it might have been the raccoon family (mom and four cubs). Do 'chucks like carrot tops as bunnies do?

Oh, I know, but the end-result of the capture would have been happier.

What a good idea. Hmmm.
Thanks, Sue!
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wrote:

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You are welcome, Priscilla.
Now I want to know whether you gave your Chuck directions to MY house??????
Looked out this morning and find I have one living under DH's Woodshop. My dog obviously is not doing her job.
:(
Sue
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That'd be a bit of a haul for a woodchuck, eh?
I once found the owner of a kitty* who'd strayed a couple of miles to my house, but Boston to Maine? Guess he'd have to have gotten a lot of energy from my lettuces! LOL!
[* front declawed, in single digit weather over New Years, wandering for 3 weeks, and down 25% of her weight before I found her! That kitty was determined to survive.]
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Oh yes, even with the DownEaster RR to Portland.
JK, you know. Just pretty dam funny coincidence--we've been blaming the dog for the digging by the shop footers/steps

And survive she did with your help.!

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