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Growing Orchids Outdoors in So. Cal!

This is a discussion on Growing Orchids Outdoors in So. Cal! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Tree rats feed during the day (I think!), but raccoons, possums and waaabbbits feed at ...

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    Tree rats feed during the day (I think!), but raccoons, possums and waaabbbits feed at night! And the scene of the crime happened overnight! In a true inspector Jacques Clouseau fashion, we should not rule anything out quite yet!

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    Horribilis!!!

    Vindic re!

    Alas, one or two of those pests heading to pest heaven won't solve it... so definitely the chook pen or there are pellets you can spread around the plants that supposedly frighten these things away... course prolly not a good idea if you have cats or dogs...

    Really sorry to hear about both incidents Diane and Eve.

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    Hey, I'm reading about orchid ice cream...don't rule out the neighbors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen
    Tree rats feed during the day (I think!), but raccoons, possums and waaabbbits feed at night! And the scene of the crime happened overnight! In a true inspector Jacques Clouseau fashion, we should not rule anything out quite yet!
    Tree rats???

    I hope those don't live in Florida. I think mine was a victim of birds - we have some pretty evil and agressive birds in the neighborhood.

    Diane - whatever they were, I hope you get them!

    Julie - thanks for the compliment on my avatar. The little one in the picture with me is Noelle (my non-orchid baby and flower sniffer extraordinaire).

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    Well, Eve, they do live in Florida, but they're slower (the climate and cheaper restaurants attract the slower ones) and only do much damage when they're driving.

    Gin posted a picture a while back...
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...33161#poststop

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    Unfortunately, we have REAL Tree Rats here. Often called Norway Rats or Roof Rats. They are large, fast breeding, and love the arroyo behind my house. But they don't bother plants - although I would love to see them disappear just because I don't like the thought of them skittering accross the roof at night (Which they do quite often).

    Whatever went after my plants wanted to get into the dirt, the roots. I suppose it could be rabbits, as we have both cottontail and jackrabbits about. But I prefer to thing of the villain as the nasty possum who always hisses at me and bares it's teeth when I 'catch' him out on the patio at night ...

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    Yeah, I had possums once. Not neighborly at all.

    Probably figured this vegetable course was left out on his porch, so it must be for him. Maybe the b#@*$% that lived inside was finally recognizing his dominance and leaving him a peace offering - with a nice fragrance to boot!

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    PS - I hear they make good eatin' down south!

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    Oh *&#$ I am sorry , bet it was a squirrel kind of depends if the plants were high off the ground or not . Possums and Racoons are on my hit list they will kill and eat chickens and ducks I have to lock my chickens up at night .
    I would cage the plants .
    Clint I thought Brugs. were poision when eaten ? Gin

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