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Adios

Feb 5, 2014, 7:55 AM

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The animals are eating the peaches !

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Anyone have any success keeping the animals (in the dead of night) from eating fruit off the trees ?



Rolly


Feb 5, 2014, 8:05 AM

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Re: [charlie131120] The animals are eating the peaches !

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I never got peaches from my tree in Tanzana (Los Angeles) because the squirrels ate the blossoms.

Rolly Pirate


Adios

Feb 5, 2014, 8:12 AM

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Re: [Rolly] The animals are eating the peaches !

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Our animals are smart enough to wait until they are just about ready to be picked.


YucaLandia


Feb 6, 2014, 6:33 AM

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Re: [charlie131120] The animals are eating the peaches !

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Autodefensa Approach: Lawn chair, pellet gun, no-doze....

Put out well-stocked dog food bowls... stuff-em with alternate calories?
- with no room for dessert.

Live traps, baited with the fresh ripe fruit (peaches), is sometimes the best approach.

A radio in the tree, playing voices, playing all night, can help with some animals. Racoons tend to figure this out after a night or 2, though zarigŁeyas may (or may not) care (??)

Hardware-cloth collar (or multiple layers of chickenwire) around the tree works well for coons and zarigŁeyas - flaring out the hardware-cloth a little at the top - bury the bottom edge of the Hardware-cloth in the ground - support the hardware-cloth with 3 or 4 Tee-posts - as long as the only access to the tree is from the ground.


Treblinka Option: Well positioned electric fence... Though persistent coons can tolerate the shocks from a small unit, and bull their way underneath.

To protect your dogs and cats from blundering into the fence, and to discourage fat coons, fold decorative pieces of aluminum foil flags to the fence at regular intervals - and dose the foil pieces with peanut butter. The coons and zarigŁeyas love peanut butter, and grasp/lick the foil flags.... (the key is to not terrorize your dog into fearing the backyard with arbitrarily placed hot-wire that is invisible to them - the foil makes it apparent and memorable).
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(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Feb 6, 2014, 6:48 AM)


YucaLandia


Feb 6, 2014, 6:50 AM

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Re: [charlie131120] The animals are eating the peaches !

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Please come back and tell us what you did.... and how it worked out.
Happy Trails, steve
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sparks


Feb 7, 2014, 6:12 AM

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Re: [charlie131120] The animals are eating the peaches !

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Rat guards

Sparks Mexico Blog - Sparks Costalegre


colibri1

Mar 11, 2014, 5:34 PM

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Re: [YucaLandia] The animals are eating the peaches !

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I do truly enjoy your dry wit!


colibri1

Mar 11, 2014, 5:34 PM

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What are rat guards?


sparks


Mar 11, 2014, 8:00 PM

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Re: [colibri1] The animals are eating the peaches !

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Here they use them on palms. Simply wrap the trunk with sheet metal about 3 meters up. Fancier you can make a bunch of cuts and bend the metal away from the tree. Real fancy would be a metal cone/funnel facing down

Rat guards on ships keep rats from climbing up the mooring ropes

Sparks Mexico Blog - Sparks Costalegre


colibri1

Mar 14, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Re: [sparks] The animals are eating the peaches !

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Thanks. I remember a guy in Washington who did that on the larger trees next to his pond to keep the beavers from cutting them down.
 
 
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