Gardening for Wildlife forum: HELP!!!! Marmot in my garden.

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 14, 2013 9:14 AM CST
Yesterday morning when I went out to put the bird feeders out, we have to take then in at night now because of the bears, I got a huge surprise, Blinking there was a yellow-bellied marmot sitting on the wood pile, this is big trouble, they dig burrows and tunnels, they eat everything in site. Crying I chased it away several times during the day. Grumbling

Anyone have any ideas as to how I can keep it away. Shrug!

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
May 18, 2013 6:45 AM CST
Margaret, any new news on the critter? You are going to need a trap!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 18, 2013 9:12 AM CST
Rita, I saw my neighbor checking the area Thursday afternoon so I think it is still hanging around, I haven't had a chance to talk with him yet. I looked over the fence on the hillside yesterday and there was no sign of any digging, I still have to check the hillside on my side. I am hoping the dogs on either side will discourage it from hanging around.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
May 18, 2013 9:41 AM CST
Well, the dogs haven't been able to chase it off yet. That is not a good sign. You would think that with the dogs present it would move on.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 27, 2013 7:23 AM CST
Presently we have three dogs and the resident groundhogs outnumber them by at least 3-1. We've tried live-trapping, but they never go in it. People working in the yard and dogs barking nearby don't seem to bother them much at all. They know where their safety zones are, and are almost never caught too far away from them.

We're going to be forced to use harsher measures soon as I found one yesterday trying to burrow under our house. That's just not going to happen.

Yesterday's tasty treats included my Rudbeckia 'Chim Chiminee' seedlings. Sad

I have more animal deterrent ordered, but I need it now! Sticking tongue out

I really hope yours decides to move on, Margaret, and doesn't nest in your yard.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 27, 2013 9:04 AM CST
Chelle, that is not good at all, sorry you lost your plants to those critters. Thumbs down And of course you can't let them burrow under your house, harsher measures are needed for sure. What are the harsher measures in case I need them? Whistling
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 27, 2013 9:56 AM CST
We're out in the country, so shooting rodents is standard practice in this area. I can't do it, but one of the fellas here will when absolutely necessary.

The base of those seedlings is still there, so I'm hoping they'll recover. Smiling They're not planted out yet so I've covered their container with screen until the Plantskydd order comes in. This product seems to work perfectly for animal control here -I haven't lost anything in the treated areas yet. Hurray!

If your critter does decide to move in and stay you might try it.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 27, 2013 11:01 AM CST
We live in town so no shooting them. I am going to get the Plantdkyd and spray it around the area it was seen in as a preventive measure. nodding

Hope your seedlings recover.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 27, 2013 11:05 AM CST
The spray works great but stains light colored plants, so I'm trying the granules this time.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Mar 19, 2014 6:08 AM CST
So what happened Margret. Did the marmot win?
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 19, 2014 8:42 AM CST
@Gleni Thankfully no, the neighbors dog chased it a couple of times and scared it off. Hurray!

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