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Post: # 9939Unread post Sue_CT
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:56 pm

I am not sure if this will work, but I am going to link to a video on Facebook about a guy with a garden, and something taking one bite out of a tomato and then moving on to the next, and how he figured out what it was and what he did about it. :)


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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:11 pm

I think he's doing the best thing; giving them their own food.
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:19 pm

Just what every garden needs, a narcissistic groundhog. "I'm so pretty when I'm eating" 😂
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:11 am

And next year there will be 8 more!
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:40 am

It's no joke! I finally learned to fence my little plots of vegetables and let the hares have the rest of the garden!
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Post: # 9986Unread post Whwoz
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:56 am

Cheeky critter, reminds me a lot of of our wombats in his build, only that fence he has would not stop one and yes wombats just LOVE carrots
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:18 am

Those groundhogs sure do eat a lot. I hope that he is going to grow them a big garden because yes they will have 8 more mouths to feed. Ten groundhogs, he wont be able to keep them out of his own personal garden unless he builds a fortress starting from below ground.

It is quite kind of him to share. I know first hand how he can become attached to them. Gosh I even raised one from a baby when I was a kid and they are fun to watch too.
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:06 pm

Makes me think of the recent super bowl commercial with Bill Murray.


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Post: # 10093Unread post Sue_CT
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:31 pm

I thought the same thing when I saw the pair. Oh, oh, here come the babies! Do babies move on and fine thier own "territory" 0r do they form communities, lol?
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:25 am

Sometimes I get groundhogs in the hottest part of the summer and I feel like they are thirsty so I put out a bowl of water at the edge of the unfenced portion of my garden. Believe it or not, it actually helps.

@Whwoz I didn't know what a wombat looked like so I Googled. They really do look like our groundhogs. I had no idea. They look like little pigs!
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:05 am

Sue_CT wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:31 pm
I thought the same thing when I saw the pair. Oh, oh, here come the babies! Do babies move on and fine thier own "territory" 0r do they form communities, lol?
From observing those in my yard, they stay pretty close to home. I think the furthest I found them go was only about an acre away. :evil:
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:35 pm

Of my gosh, that Jeep commercial is so funny. I adore the groundhog eating the vegetables. He is like a Disney character.

I don’t know if this is applicable to groundhogs but I have had a raccoon show up with 3 young offspring . Boy were they cute. They are hard to beat for cuteness. Anyway, They may come a couple times but then I never see the whole group together again. It’s not like they hang around and then they have their babies and before you know it you have 20 raccoons. Maybe they move off to find there own territory. Or maybe some predatory, 2 legs or 4 gets them.
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:35 pm

That was hilarious! But he doesn't realize his garden is now THEIR garden. 😄
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Post: # 10379Unread post Whwoz
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:39 am

@Whwoz I didn't know what a wombat looked like so I Googled. They really do look like our groundhogs. I had no idea. They look like little pigs!
I refer to wombats as tanks on legs, heads are solid bone and they have a big solid plate at the rear also. If they decide they are going somewhere you can't stop them. They show affection but biting, I carried scares for years from the one we had as a pet for a couple of years
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