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I'm ok now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I just needed to let go of some steam. I'm remembering last year and how frustrating it was and how nothing we did worked 100% and it all just ticked me off so this year . . . I'm just gonna let go and let the squirrels eat what the heck they want.<br><br>
Where's the "Sitting in meditation position saying OM while in the background squirrels eat your entire garden" smilie? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Our lab, who does her own garden damage has recently found the fun in chasing them. My dh has sat outside I don't know how many weekends trying to shoot them, they know, I know they know by the way they stare at me Monday, they know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Damn little critters. I am reading about planting certain crops near the fence line that they spring from, with hope that they get full there and leave the rest of the garden alone, (fat freakin' chance!).<br>
I HATE those rats with furry tails, they are rats, they eat my garden, they stare at me, and I know they are plotting against humanity.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
We bought a live trap, but haven't used it-yet. dh says they will bark furiously when trapped. I don't want to hear what mad squirrel sounds like!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:<br>
with you, all the way,<br>
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well, trapped squirrel just sounds like mad squirrel on a tree branch. we had one get caught in a squirrel proof bird feeder one time!<br><br>
they've been digging up my seedlings so i covered them with fairy blankets (gauzey little girl dress up remnants). one of my dogs loves to chase them, but he won't stay outside for any length of time w/o me so that's not very effective...
 

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I have problems with them as well.I hope to trap and relocate as many as possible,but until them I give in ...somewhat. To keep them out of the bird feeders,off the house,and out of my plantings I am going to set up feeding areas for them on the edges of my property.I wantr to do some feeders where they have to *work* to get the food.Hopefully once they have had their fill they will leave my seedlings alone.I was pleased to read the hawk (we have a family in our yard) likes to dine on squirrels.<br><br>
ps. I got an Ohio wildlife magazine in the mail,and of all things there was a recipe for squirrel(breaded and fried I think) in there!
 

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i am trying something new this year throw scraps to them and keep them on the other side of the fence it is working so far this year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My lovely husband made me this big chicken wire top for the square foot garden this weekend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I only need it until the veggies are big enough that the tree rats can't dig them up (like the cucumbers last year - planted 3 or 4 and none of them survived - one was fairly large when it got dug up too!). We lost one tomato plant last week but now with this thing I'm pretty confident they won't get through.<br><br>
When the veggies come up I know the squirrels will be sharing in the bounty but I'm ok with that. I just don't want them killing entire plants.<br><br>
I've heard the suggestion to feed them a lot so they won't want the garden stuff. Wouldn't that just attract more of them to my yard?<br><br>
I think it's one squirrel though. I've gardened here for 10 years and it was only last year that suddenly they started eating the garden veggies (or maybe the year before, I can't remember, but my point is I gardened for at least 7 years with no problem from the squirrels!).<br><br>
And I do admit last year he was awfully cute sitting on the edge of my raised bed eating green tomatoes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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