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    Some people really piss me off

    Well....It looks as if we were the victims of a CP theft last night. I cant think of why but while we were out someone or something came onto our front porch (where I had 3 different sundew plants that my 5 yr old got from a member of these forums) and they took one of the plants. The three plants were sitting in their pots inside a lid from a cake pan with a little water in the bottom. I watered the plants before we left and when we got back the lid from the cake pan was knocked over, two of the plants were lying at the bottom of the steps and the third plant was gone!!! Do these sundews release any kind of scent that would make animals attracted to them or do i have a thief in my neighborhood?

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    Were the plants still there? If they were, it was probably a curious rabbit/squirral/mammal, but probably not human.

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    two of the plants / pots were still there....one plant/pot was missing.....no signs of peat/moss trailing across the yard or anything .....plus we dont see squirrels or other animals on the front porch during day light hours.....the neighbor has a cat that sometimes comes over during the night time hours but I have not even seen it around lately.

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    why would they only steal the one...o_O
    what species was it?

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    My money's on a cat or a raccoon. Plant thefts are not unheard of, but those are normally reserved for the more showy plants like nepenthes and large sarracenia.

    Jason

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    You would be surprised what squirrels or racoons will "steal"..

    to me as well the "crime scene" sounds like a racoon or squirrel, not human..
    yes, the missing pot sounds more "human"..but many animals do "collect" weird things...
    it happens..

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    Or maybe it was a human trying to make it look like a racoon... but then they would've taken all three. Greed beats fear of getting caught.
    Insanity is a sane response to an insane world.

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    Uhoh, does this mean you would need to pot up the plants in larger pots so they can't lift/drag them away? i have a nice sundew that really glitters in the sun, but no squirrel in my backyard ever went near it.... (must be the stench of the ibicella )
    <Heli> How are you guys losing your hamatas?
    <Brokken> Heli: The hamburglar.

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