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Willow Flats

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There are hundreds of the litte terrors, I would have to buy shares or create a company that produces traps. I love my garden ( as some of you know) but Ive had to put plastic storm water pipe around the trunks of my trees to protect them. I more worry about the horses hurting themselves with the holes they dig.
We have moles and voles here that make huge holes. A neighbors horse broke its leg in one so now before I drive my horse I walk my entire trail and scuff the piled dirt back over the holes and tamp it down.

We lived in the mountains in a forest before we moved to where we are now so I had never planted a tree before!
We purchased vacant land to build on with no shade and planted trees. I didn't know that rabbits would gird the trees! I thought my husband had gotten them with the weed trimmer. Had to start over and I encircled all the trees with wire I had. Veggie garden is fenced now. :)
 

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Great information Gayze. I know alot of people bait rabbits in our area, Ive seen many blind ones and can only imagine what damage that is doing to the animals that feed on the dead ones.

The biggest help to me so far is keeping the grass low ( by getting more horses WIN WIN) I just need to get some storm water pipe to put around the bases of some trees so they stop stripping the bark.
 

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We had porcupines stripping the tree bark. Jim used thin aluminum sheets and made collars for the trees, and they couldn't climb up to the tender branches with the aluminum.
Sitting at supper last night and looked out to see a large raccoon industriously digging up the yard right by the porch. Looking for grubs? A pasture of nice fresh fish and he decides to dig by the front porch. Bad mistake on his part.
 

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I understand you perfectly well raccoons are bred in my garden, these animals often steal what I try to plant and grow. I turned to many specialists who are engaged in the fact that they rid human territories and homes of animals, rodents and insects that people can not get rid of on their own. I think that you should use their services and then you will definitely get rid of this malicious animal. I think that you will definitely need this information because raccoons just do not disappear from your garden, they need to be driven away
 

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