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Old 06-12-2014, 03:42 PM
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Checked up on my precious tomatoes this morning to find 4 of them half eaten on the ground. Some vile, ornery varmit or varmits raided me for the first time this year. Set out 3 size zero traps tonight. Justice will be served! Update to follow.

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I hope you neighbor's dog or cat doesn't come by!
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I hope you neighbor's dog or cat doesn't come by!
Ding! Ding!

Or his own cat and dog.
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Better not have tomato breath.
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**** I guess you have to spell out Raccoon, didn't realize THT was so PC.

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**** I guess you have to spell out Raccoon, didn't realize THT was so PC.
I am not PC er nor a dog or catl lover but jeeze if you catch and kill the neighbors pets that aint good....

I suspect the OP lives out in the woods and knows this aint local pets...

Then again my neighbors cats are driving me nuts
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Whatever I catch, a coyote will finish it off.
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Birds will drill nice little holes and you'll never catch them in that bear trap! Do you have bird netting?

ETA, see you said half eaten. Not bird problem. Rats, mice, maybe even squirrels. Raccoons maybe, opposum? Don't know.
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Sucks about the tomaters. I have lost two this year to leaf miners.
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Show us pics of the garden.
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Originally Posted by snapperkid View Post
Checked up on my precious tomatoes this morning to find 4 of them half eaten on the ground. Some vile, ornery varmit or varmits raided me for the first time this year. Set out 3 size zero traps tonight. Justice will be served! Update to follow.

Mice...huge a-holes. I have no idea why the choose to eat only 1/2 of a tomato.

Veggie garden 101. 1/4 inch hardware mesh buried to at least 6" below grade and extending 12" or more above grade. That should eliminate the mice, groundhogs, woodchucks, most squirrels, and most burrowers.

Everything is bigger in TX but are you sure that trap is sized properly?
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If he traps a cat/dog he can just let it go. It isn't going to kill the thing, I let all the foxes I leg trap go and they're always OK. Unless it is a yorkie or something.
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I've been seeing a lot of big Jack Rabbits lately.

Not hardly a garden. Wife planted three heirloom plants and they've taken off. They also like plenty of milk sprayed on the leaves. (Calcium)
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Guys he is going to forget about it and walk out there barefooted in the morning, just sipping on his coffee.............
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Originally Posted by Seefood Man View Post
Guys he is going to forget about it and walk out there barefooted in the morning, just sipping on his coffee.............
Hope he is the one who knows the water is cold, not the one who knows it's deep too.
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I returned to our home from a trip last week....my tomato plant stalks were like chewed in half and their marrow sucked out....whatever fruits I had were also gone...yes, I do have rats and have killed 4 so far with the Victor rat traps, I keep setting out traps each day.....nasty buggers and am so ticked off, entire crop ruined with some special plants nearly 1 year old...darn!
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Originally Posted by snapperkid View Post
I've been seeing a lot of big Jack Rabbits lately.

Not hardly a garden. Wife planted three heirloom plants and they've taken off. They also like plenty of milk sprayed on the leaves. (Calcium)
Hmmm.

Snowshoe Hares up here in the Northeast but no Jack Rabbits so I had to google them.

With those ears ...they're suspect. They just look "shady".

That size of that trap makes sense now.

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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I am not PC er nor a dog or catl lover but jeeze if you catch and kill the neighbors pets that aint good....

I suspect the OP lives out in the woods and knows this aint local pets...

Then again my neighbors cats are driving me nuts
you missed my point. I spelled c_o_o_n without the underscores and it came out ****. The THT checker is so PC I had to spell Raccoon.
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Jack Rabbit's get big down here.

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Hope he is the one who knows the water is cold, not the one who knows it's deep too.

now THAT howl would surely wake the dead
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