I can't bear the thought of killing one of God's creatures. Therefore I always expect some attrition in my garden.
Same here, if I think I'm going to have issues, I plant twice as much with easier access for the forest critters.It isn't like I'm running a business, it's food for two, and there is always too much to consume at harvest time.I wind up giving two thirds away.
The coons that have been raiding my garden hike nightly through 70 acres of field corn to get here. Their method of obtaining an ear is to try to climb the stalk, which of course breaks off the stalk, thereby killing it outright and denying me any future corn. In previous years, they've been kind enough to clean the ears, eating every bite. This year, it's all about maxing out the destruction and leaving nearly perfect ears on the ground stripped of husks and missing two or three coon-sized mouthfuls of corn. The last time they visited, I lost 25 stalks, each bearing 2 ears. That's four dozen ears, kids, in just one night, and I ain't puttin' up with that for long.For whatever reasons, I've heard it said far and wide in these parts of rural Ohio that this is a BUMPER CROP year for -- not corn -- COONS. I know I've seen dozens splattered on the roads and dozens more scampering across my headlights. LOTS more than in a normal year.
When that happens here, it's usually followed up with a bumper crop of lions.Nature is funny that way, she seems to have some weird plan in mind.Every year it's something, this year, noseeums.
It will kill other critters, but is more effective if you mix it with peanut butter or milk to do so.I have not heard or found out if the meat will be tainted from it though. If not for human consumption, can the Racoon meat be fed to dogs to supplement their feeding in a survival situation? ( If the coon was killed with Golden Malrin? )
I lose more crop from weather than anything else. I wasn't criticizing you, but poison is particularly inhumane.[/quote Not GM, it kills the coon with in a few seconds. The last one I got was laying ON the pan. Are you a vegetarian? Just asking, not criticizing.
I lose more crop from weather than anything else. I wasn't criticizing you, but poison is particularly inhumane.