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    ARRRRRRRG! &*^!@ Squirels!

    So, I go out to check on the plants....and what do I find?

    four or five of the best pitchers were ripped apart on one of my best neps THAT WAS TO BE IN THE NECPS SHOW AT THE END OF THE MONTH!!!!!!

    I was cursing like a sailor....trying to think WHO or WHAT could have done it..

    Deer? no - pitchers would just be gone....there are shreds everywhere.

    Cat? Possible...but why?

    One of the KIDS?!? definate possibility...need to invest in a small coffin.

    Nope. None of the above. I discovered the perps back for MORE the following moring. I am going to dust off the ol' pellet gun and have some squirrel stew.

    There was one touching thing that happened out of all this. My four year old started to cry because Daddy's plant got messed up....and she knew how mad I was, even though I did NOT let it out for her to see.
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    Oh Man, Dave -

    I feel for you. Same thing happened to me last year. Come September before the show, they go insane! Every day somethin' else would be dug up.

    The first thing that happened this September was that the varmints dug out 7 of the VFTs I'd grown for the Show Sales table. Now I have a lot of plants under a chicken wire cage thing.

    I learned from Bob Z., to try Cayenne pepper. It seems to be working, but the live LFS looks ugly as heck. It was 88 cents a bottle at Ocean State Job Lot. I've sprinkled it all around the soil of the exposed plants. This weekend I went to Patel's Indian Foods supply and got a bag of Middle Eastern "Chili Powder - Extra Hot". Man this stuff is really red.

    So, if some of my stuff looks weird and orangey at the show you'll know why.

    Back up plan is a sling shot - I can peg em from the second story window (where a home office is) ...

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    suggestions..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by schloaty View Post
    So, I go out to check on the plants....and what do I find?

    four or five of the best pitchers were ripped apart on one of my best neps THAT WAS TO BE IN THE NECPS SHOW AT THE END OF THE MONTH!!!!!!

    I was cursing like a sailor....trying to think WHO or WHAT could have done it..

    Deer? no - pitchers would just be gone....there are shreds everywhere.

    Cat? Possible...but why?

    One of the KIDS?!? definate possibility...need to invest in a small coffin.

    Nope. None of the above. I discovered the perps back for MORE the following moring. I am going to dust off the ol' pellet gun and have some squirrel stew.

    There was one touching thing that happened out of all this. My four year old started to cry because Daddy's plant got messed up....and she knew how mad I was, even though I did NOT let it out for her to see.
    I almost hit on of the little devils with my bike the other day...I swerved to avoid it because I had new tires but after reading this thread I almost feel like the mess would have been worth it.
    I'm joking, of course, but man they're annoying...I think Presto put her plants in a little barbed wire cage to protect them from the beasts. I've considered doing the same in the past but when I moved they never seem to bother coming up to the front porch anymore.
    I'm really sorry that they ruined some of your coolest plants. Someday Nepenthes will evolve to eat them.
    Cayenne pepper worked pretty well too.

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    Aw, that really sucks. Sorry to hear that happened
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    I'd go the more complicated route.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFlyTrap2 View Post
    I'd go the more complicated route.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFlyTrap2 View Post
    I'd go the more complicated route.
    OMG I love it! (sorry about the nep that must really hurt)
    My growlist was updated 4/22/09

    "if you hear the pitter patter of little feet while you stare hypnotically at your plants you are in for some trouble."

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