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Planet Earth

Critter Proof

Cosmic VarianceBy JoAnne HewettOctober 2, 2006 1:53 AM

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Given the distressing and depressing news emanating from the US Congress the past couple of days, it's time for a slightly more upbeat post. A success story, if you will. A serious problem that has been solved. Yes folks, it's come to this:

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CV readers may recall the trauma suffered a few weeks ago due to a roof rat invading my tomato crop. Well, the roof rat (and his friends) were easily dealt with (naturally, they are now all dead rats). But the squirrels turned out to be a rather serious problem. One came and quickly told all his/her friends. Seems they considered my tomatoes to be quite tasty. Not any more....they can find another restaurant!

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Ha - foiled them critters! (I must admit it is real fun to watch them try to get into the cages!) And, my tomato yield has drastically improved. For all you squirrel lovers out there - note that no squirrels were actually harmed in the cage building process.

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