Another plant eater in the yard

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    RobAmy, Apr 15, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    We don’t have those around here! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Rehomed 4 last year! They used my bog as a salad bar!
     
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    Great photo! I love those cute plump critters even though they've been living under my shed for decades!
     
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    Hate them almost as much as deer. They killed hundreds of dollars of garden plants. One good thing about coyotes moving in is they love wood chuck for dinner.
     
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    We have learned which plants the deer "generally" tend to not eat and the others we put either fencing or netting around. The netting works good because you basically can't see it, so your plants still look nice as verses the fencing. I hate when they bite fresh buds off then spit them out. As far as vegetable gardens go, they have to be completely fenced in and even with that the moles and voles can rip them right under the ground just like in the cartoons. Some people just grow their tomatoes in pots on their decks.
     
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    @Nyboy The cycle of life, they eat the plants and the coyote eats them. Not sure how anyone hates animals but I guess that is your opinion. I personally love having them in my yard. If they eat my plants oh well, I will get more. The animals do not know they are worth money, they just do their thing.

    @poconojoe I appreciate you working with the animals (y)
     
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    I work to hard for my money, I am not talking a few hundred, I talking a few thousand in damages.
     
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    Never said you did work hard for it, I never met you. I work very hard for my money too. Just animals are not always to blame like humans like to think. I am not trying to give you personally a hard time but animals do not have anyone to defend them. When people do certain things then get upset when something occurs with a animal. 99% of the time the animal does not have a choice, between land development, people spraying all sorts of chemicals, natural food sources destroyed, they just do what they do for survival. We do what we do for appearance. So I will leave it here, again not attacking you personally but you did comment on my post so I am just responding.
     
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    I only fence plants that are too young to handle the munching. Ow it is open feeding policy in my yard. I usually can't see what they have eaten. Except the one year we had a ton of snow and the deer ate the emerald greens almost down to the trunk.
     
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