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
"Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what
the hell happened." -- Cora Harvey Armstrong
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.
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.
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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