Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Result

And that, children, is what happens to those who go digging around in my flowerbeds without permission.



I'm getting better at this. The first time I set the traps I disturbed the soil too much (I think) and suspect our furry friends just went around the obstacle. Today I might just have it sussed - this one was caught within two hours of setting the trap.  It was huge, much bigger than the couple we caught last year.

8 comments:

  1. Ah. Success! Glad you've figured out the traps. :-D

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    1. Thanks Kris, very empowering to be able to deal with this myself, something I'm sure you will identify with :}

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    1. Yes, but it's not quite so 'hands off'.

      Whole maize is irresistible to grey squirrels and they can be trapped very easily using it as bait. that's the easy bit. It's illegal to release a grey squirrel once you have caught it so you need someone who can humanely destroy it.

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  3. OUCH!!! Glad I'm not touching anything in your garden, but good on the catch. Take care.

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    1. Don't worry Susan, it's only the uninvited 'guests' who get rough treatment :}

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