Posted by StephenRay on 10:17:33 7/25/2011 from 184.108.40.206:
In reply to: Thank you for this Board posted by StephenRay on 15:57:37 7/21/2011 from 220.127.116.11:
Friday afternoon was really bad, I came home from work to find there were 3 more tomatoes on the ground. And on Saturday at 5:30 A.M., I checked again. There was no damage done during the night, which means it was not rats; I have read that rats do their dirty work at night.
And I saw the S.O.B. 'n grey squirrel in the middle of my tomatoe plants about 2 feet up, about 10:00 Saturday morning. But he is very wary, he scrambled down qickly and I didn't see which way he went. And he cuts the tomatoes off the plants, I suppose he means to collect them and carry them off. I have seen this same behavior wiht squirrels in black walnut trees. It is a terrible loss. these are very nice tomatoes. And you don't want me to maim or kill him? Ha! I have turned into a homicidal maniac like Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEcsgbwBFRs&feature=related
We finally got some rain late Saturday afternoon, but it has been around 100 degrees and dry for over a week, and this is undoubtedly, a contributing factor. The squirrel needs moisture.
I will get him eventually but for now, he is ignoring peanut butter in my have a heart trap. He is also ignoring black walnuts. He just goes for my tomatoes!
My neighborhood is only 10 years old with no large trees and in the fall, I have noticed that squirrels come when I leave black walnuts in my back yard to dry. I estimate that he comes from about 2 blocks away when he smells my black walnuts. So I am confident that if I don't get him by fall, I will get him when I have some fresh, smelly black walnuts. He is an old, ragged looking squirrel. He is wise and wary. But I will get him. I will keep you posted. - Steve from Kansas
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