All Things Gardening forum: HELP!!!!!! Marmot in my garden.

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 14, 2013 9:32 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: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 14, 2013 12:19 PM CST
this might work!

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 14, 2013 12:24 PM CST
OMG!! Hopefully there is just the one checking out my garden!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 14, 2013 1:55 PM CST
I had to Google 'em. I've never seen one before. They look "cute!"
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 14, 2013 1:59 PM CST
Aww, they look cute..but if it does dig up a mess..bye bye marmot..hope you can find a way to banish them with care. Smiling
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 14, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Yes they are very cute and I love to see them anywhere but in my garden. Hilarious! No sign of it today, my neighbors dog came over to the fence to see me, she is a sweetie, she loves peanuts, anyway she sniffed around the area close to the woodpile and I told her "bad critter" so that she know she should chase it out of there. Green Grin!
Name: Jonna
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extranjera
May 14, 2013 7:24 PM CST
Bears and marmots, oh my!!
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
May 14, 2013 7:46 PM CST
First time I saw a marmot was in Yosemite and I had no idea what it was....lol..I do have to agree that he / she is 'cute'...but so are rabbits and squirrels and we know what damage they can cause.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 14, 2013 11:02 PM CST
We live in a very interesting area, lots of wildlife everywhere. Last week I went to the hairdresser and while she was cutting my hair 2 deer appeared right outside her salon window, I could see them from the chair, she had to stop cutting a couple of time to go chase them away from her pots of flowers at the front of her house. Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2013 6:55 AM CST
I was very enamored of the deer outside my windows in Washington...until I realized they were eating my apple trees..... Here it's gophers, rabbits and squirrels. Everything has to eat....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 15, 2013 9:02 AM CST
That's true Sherry, I just want them to eat elsewhere. Hilarious!
Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2013 9:15 AM CST
yep...after 3 years in Washington, I came to the conclusion that I might be able to shoot deer......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 15, 2013 9:17 AM CST
wcgypsy said:yep...after 3 years in Washington, I came to the conclusion that I might be able to shoot deer......


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 15, 2013 1:33 PM CST
Margaret, I'll trade you for the marmot. I can offer you a wild hog, multiple deer in asst. sizes, a couple of armadillos, a fox with babies, a coyote pack, and your choice of a coral snake or a family of squirrels. I can send them tonight!!!! I would drive them there, but I let my passport lapse and have to renew.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
May 15, 2013 2:07 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
May 15, 2013 2:16 PM CST
I promise never to complain about squirrels,skunks and coons from now on. We have something similar called a hedgehog or groundhog. We shoot them on the horse breeding farm because if they dig holes in the pasture the horses can break a leg if they run around and tramp in one of their holes. Too much money at stake with those racehorses to do otherwise. Here on this farm where we have no pasture we just say bad words at them.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 15, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Bubbles said:Margaret, I'll trade you for the marmot. I can offer you a wild hog, multiple deer in asst. sizes, a couple of armadillos, a fox with babies, a coyote pack, and your choice of a coral snake or a family of squirrels. I can send them tonight!!!! I would drive them there, but I let my passport lapse and have to renew.


No no Sandi, thank you for your kind offer, but I think I can manage with the animals I have, don't need armadillos, coral snakes or wild hogs, we have all of the others. Green Grin!
Name: woofie
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woofie
May 15, 2013 4:26 PM CST
Gee Sandi, I'd heard that Texas is a whole 'nother country, but I didn't realize you needed a passport to leave it! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 15, 2013 5:02 PM CST
I need it to get back in!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
May 15, 2013 5:07 PM CST
Passport be danged.....If I could make it to B.C., I don't think I'd come back....be quite happy to spend the rest of my life there.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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