I finally gave up on catching all the critters that have been digging in my garden, I went out and bought a brand new 50 foot roll of wire to make cages to protect the daylilies. Made 12 cages yesterday and made 4 more this morning. I started out making the cages 5 sections high (each section is 4 inches), decided that was probably too tall, so then I made some 4 sections high. I thought that was better, but still I thought for shorter daylilies that would be too tall. So this morning I experimented and made 4 cages just three sections high. Actually, all those are increased by 1/2 section so I have the sharp cut ends to anchor the cages in the ground with, so that is about two inches.
I have not baited the critter trap or even tried to catch anything in the past few months. I did notice that almost every morning there is new digging and lately there have been several entry and exit paths instead of just one. So imagine my surprise when I took my four bright shiney new cages down to put over some of the shorter daylilies and I look over at my trap and see something inside of it. What is that...? I have a raccoon, no I have two raccoons...a mother and a half grown baby. So I walk over to inspect and what do I see...another half grown baby raccoon snuggled up against the outside of the cage next to Mamma. Well, darn, dang and everything else...I don't have the heart to shoot the cute little critters and I can't haul them all off. So I have to turn them all loose, they took off like rockets. I had the perfect opportunity to rid myself of three very pesky critters all at once, so now I really have to hope the cages continue to work. Maybe the three bandits will have learned a lesson...other than stay out of the trap...and stay out of the garden. Somehow I doubt that.
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