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Old 06-15-2014, 05:26 PM   #19791
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Almost had that pesky Gopher.Missed him bythismuch.I'm on a mission with the shovel.Those little things are fast.Can't wait to WHAP him!

It owes me over 100 flower bulbs and a newly planted front lawn.The dogs will break their legs if they step into one of those holes.

I know where he lives, where he sleeps,what time he comes around.Tomorrow is another day.
I sympathize with anyone who has a gopher problem in their yard/garden. I'm a self-declared expert about how to deal with gophers, having had property in Gopher Heaven. (The soil had nary a pebble in it, sandy loam--- perfect for growing things and perfect for gophers. )

But although I'm the 'expert' ----- the gophers won, paws down! We tried everything (except lion dung) and they just kept on keeping on. Sorta funny (not really) to see your beautiful plants start to shake and disappear underground in just a couple of minutes.

It got so I would plant about 1/2 again as many veggie plants as I wanted so the gophers could take their share! But of course, that would be the year that they decided not to eat that type of veggie but all the others! $&@%#

So I would have bushels and bushels of peppers and almost no green beans. $@%@W
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:11 PM   #19792
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I picked my first tomato of the season! Granted, it was a Sweet 100 cherry, but none the less exciting! A baby bunny is living in my enclosed raised bed veggie garden, and has a tunnel underneath one of the containers. At least I hope it's just one baby bunny. Mama apparently lives under a nearby hosta behind the blueberry shrub.

I watered the plants, (we were supposed to get an all-day rain, it was just hot, dry and windy) and found a 5 foot long shed snake skin underneath a hosta. I had to torture DH with it.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:44 PM   #19793
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I've lived here since '96 and haven't had a run in with a snake. Tonight my neighbor knocked on our door and said that a snake slithered under my car and he thinks that it went up into my wheel well. I sent Rob out with a rake and hedge trimmers and he and the neighbor tried to find it, while I cowered behind the storm door (This is kind of a role reversal for us, but SNAKE). They had no luck finding it.

Maybe I'll just burn my car...
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:53 PM   #19794
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I hear snakes like to climb from the wheel well into the engine, and from there, under the front driver's seat...

Aww, c'mon, Bakechef, snakes are good! Apparently they don't eat baby bunnies though.
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I hear snakes like to climb from the wheel well into the engine, and from there, under the front driver's seat...

Aww, c'mon, Bakechef, snakes are good! Apparently they don't eat baby bunnies though.
It was probably a garter snake and a baby bunny would be a bit big for one of those.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #19796
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I hear snakes like to climb from the wheel well into the engine, and from there, under the front driver's seat...

Aww, c'mon, Bakechef, snakes are good! Apparently they don't eat baby bunnies though.
And to think I used to like you!

I'm hoping that there isn't a way to get into the passenger compartment... I hope that it isn't peeking at me through a vent hole in the morning!
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It was probably a garter snake and a baby bunny would be a bit big for one of those.

I did hear that snakes really like the smell of baked goods.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:00 PM   #19798
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I'm hoping that there isn't a way to get into the passenger compartment... I hope that it isn't peeking at me through a vent hole in the morning!

Just don't forget your rake and hedge shears!
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My snake skin. I broke it from hauling it from under the hosta. I'm mailing it to Bakechef.

Well, I think it's cool!
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