Posted by Mike on 15:02:41 7/12/2017 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: Re: Squirrels eating my Coconuts in South Florida posted by John Fasoldt on 12:09:19 7/12/2017 from 126.96.36.199:
Yes they do seem to be learning it from one another but not on my tree. There are a lot of coconut trees in south Florida. I think they may learn elsewhere and as they move on bring the knowledge. I do believe they are the smaller ones you are talking about. I have been dispatching them with a BB gun or Pellet gun. When I miss I may get 2nd chance at best because after that they learn of the danger and I'll never get close enough for a shot. As with this last one. I missed twice and he's too weary for a shot but still gets the coconuts. I tried putting peanut butter in a Havahart 1092 cage and he wouldn’t take the bait. He tried to grab it from the back side of the cage and dig under but would not go in it. So I took the coconut he opened and cut it down from the tree and put it in a Havahart 1092 and got him. So I feel I beat him at his own game and fell for his coconut in the trap.
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