Name The Guilty Party

Posted: June 10, 2016 in Articles, Yard and Garden
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Just last night, there was an animal helping itself to several plants in our garden. We don’t know what it is, but this is what was tasted: baby zucchini, corn just coming up, tomato leaves, and carrot greens. We think it could all be the same animal, because all of the bite marks have kind of jagged edges. It’s very disturbing, and we’re going to try to put some motion sensor lights in our yard to find out what the animal is.

Most likely, it is a deer, because deer have to tear at what they are eating thus leaving a jagged edge. But who thinks we could have a different furry visitor? What do you think? In any case, we need to outsmart whatever is enjoying our garden at night because we aren’t even having a drought or anything, so if animals are coming over to our place to eat when it’s lush, what will they do when it’s dry?

  1. atkokosplace says:

    Do you have a dog? That may deter whatever it is. My garden is being eaten this year too. So much of it is gone to something…I have rabbits, squirrels, and deer. Oh my! They are even eating my flowers. My husband said for me to draw up some plans for a large green house! I have dogs but they are indoor…which means they are no help. Good luck with your garden and hope whatever is eating it, leaves you some! 😉 Koko

    • Definitely, but nothing we can’t handle (we hope haha). Last night we hung some floral Bounce sheets around and tied aluminum pie pans near some of the tastiest vegetables. Emergency methods for sure. The Bounce sheets throw off their keen sense of smell and the pie pans bang against our t-poles which will hopefully spook the deer. Today, our dad is putting up a motion sensor closest to the corn and zucchini. The light will be new and will (again) hopefully scare the deer away. Next week, we’ll show you some other things we will have in store for our deer friends. Nothing harmful at all and no fences, so we hope we get this to work. If we could just tell them to help themselves, but just don’t demolish the entire garden….

  2. nannygrannie says:

    Hm….I have raccoons and they haven’t done this! I would guess deer as well…

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