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Old 08-16-2010, 02:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Planning for next year's garden, I'm starting to think about predators. I might purchase preying mantids and/or ladybugs next year, but I thought it would be quite fun to have a garden toad or lizard. I'm in a zone 4/5 (map says zone 5, but our temps can go a little lower during the winter). The garden is boxed in on all sides- 2 sides are a 4 ft. tall wooden fence, one side is a 2 ft. tall fence, and the 4th side is our house. There's a little shade, on one end and I could make a little shelter somewhere. The neighbor does have a dog, but there aren't too many cats in the area (we live by a busy street). Anyway, has anyone done this? Where do you find toads or lizards? I might be able to encourage some kids to find a toad or lizard for me. How can I ensure that they will survive the winter?
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What? Nothing?? Maybe I should cross-post in pets!
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we had a tortoise for a while. it was an indoors pet but i remember reading online about how to set it up to hibernate. pardon my ignorance, but i wonder if you will be able to find like information for other types of winter-sleeping creatures?
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