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Old 05-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #21
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Good for you! Eliminating the cats!
So far I have not even seen any rabbits. GREAT!!!!! But then again it's more than likely due to having two new neighbors and two new FREE roaming, dirt digging, poop gifting, bird killing cats! Wish I could do something of the sort but it would not set well with the newcomers.
Who was it that has the rabbit problem?
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #22
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I think Jack was worried about rabbits clobbering his new plantings.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #23
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Gee I hope not. I must have missed that. Has he taken appropriate measures?
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #24
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Good for you! Eliminating the cats!
So far I have not even seen any rabbits. GREAT!!!!! But then again it's more than likely due to having two new neighbors and two new FREE roaming, dirt digging, poop gifting, bird killing cats! Wish I could do something of the sort but it would not set well with the newcomers.
Who was it that has the rabbit problem?
Tis true. What I thought was deer damage this winter turns out to have been rabbit damage. The snow was so high that they were able to walk on its surface and reach branches they otherwise would never have gotten near. I found that rabbits are even less discriminating than are deer. They ate all of my tree seedlings including the Prunus Serotina, which is poisonous to almost all mammals.

The brush piles I have scattered here and there on the property, I suspect, saves many a rabbit from the jaws of the coyote...
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Grrrrrrr Sorry to hear that.
Any way of covering the piles?
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #26
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Grrrrrrr Sorry to hear that.
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Oh no, I treasure my brush piles and the wildlife they both do and might harbor. My native sparrow population has skyrocketed since I've begun them, and there's a cacophony of bird sounds each and every day in the yard.

On a down note: I came home today and had caught my resident catbird who I think has been returning here for the past four years in my house sparrow trap. There was another bird in there with him that I've yet to identify. I set them both free but felt guilty for even catching them at all. I wonder how long they had been in there before I got home on this raw and rainy day???
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:06 PM   #27
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Oh no, I treasure my brush piles and the wildlife they both do and might harbor. My native sparrow population has skyrocketed since I've begun them, and there's a cacophony of bird sounds each and every day in the yard.

You have me excited about my brush piles--I really want to add to them now!
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