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Offline Wrightwood

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Destructive garden rodent
« on: Jul 08, 23, 03:47:07 PM »
This fairytale pumpkin plant was doing great with plenty of large leaves. In 2 days it was nearly stripped clean. I put out a trail cam and a few hours knew who the culprit was. Now to catch the destructive rodent!

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Offline AvocadoFlyer

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Re: Destructive garden rodent
« Reply #1 on: Jul 08, 23, 08:24:44 PM »
California Ground Squirrel!  They are pests, extremely destructive!!! 

Offline Jim Wilkins

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Re: Destructive garden rodent
« Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 23, 02:43:44 PM »
 Rugged Ranch Products SQRTO Squirrelinator Trap without Basin.

Will catch a dozen overnight.  You can relocate or_______.  Can also use Havahart live trap as well. 

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Re: Destructive garden rodent
« Reply #3 on: Jul 09, 23, 03:04:07 PM »
Caught in the act!
After adding a chicken wire cage they still got to the pumpkin leaves. Looks like there's a pair of them. 1 down ;)

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Offline JDRichlen

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Re: Destructive garden rodent
« Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 23, 12:50:17 PM »
We've got the ground squirrels bad this year as well.  We have had beautiful tulips and daffodils every spring for years, never had an issue.  This year every single bulb got dug up.  They started to eat away at our garden and our grape vines.  Enough is enough.  We have the Havaheart trap going.  Catching these little buggers non stop.  We've been relocating them down big pines hwy.

 

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