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   Posted 7/2/2011 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been wondering for a while who has been squashing down all my veggie pots outside. Today I found my culprit...


Between Epping squashing thing, Kelda-dog eating my lettuce & zucchini and Eydis-dog eating the plums & strawberries, 'tis no wonder we had no fruit and veg this year shocked

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   Posted 7/2/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Two years ago was the last time I managed to plant anything and all I put in was tomatoes and zucchini.

My son and I would go out twice a day to check on and tend the garden and one day we noticed the tomatoes were starting to come in and there were quite a few. The next day there did not seem to be as many and by the time a few days had passed there only a few left.

At first I thought maybe my kid was doing something with them, then I thought rabbit as we have a bunch of wild ones running around here and then I thought maybe our dog was messing with the plants but I wasn't prepared for the truth and especially how I stumbled onto it.

Turns out it was a squirrel that was steeling the little green tomatoes, but it wasn't to eat them. It was taking them up into the tree and using them to drop on my dog's head. I found this out one evening when I heard my dog barking and when I looked out she was under the tree barking up into it. I knew she was going on about the squirrel that lived in it as they have had this running "battle" for years. What I wasn't prepared for was seeing these little green "bombs" being dropped on the dog.
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   Posted 7/2/2011 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
That is really funny!! We have lots of squirrels and they become pests. I find 'bird seed' growing all over the place, especially in my large pots. But using the tomatoes as weapons is a riot!

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   Posted 7/2/2011 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Very cute!
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   Posted 7/3/2011 1:04 AM (GMT -6)   
These are cute stories. Thanks. I really needed a laugh.

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   Posted 7/3/2011 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL'd at both of your posts! It's so funny that the squirrel was stealing the tomatoes and using them as a weapon:)

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   Posted 7/3/2011 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Jim, that's incredibly funny!

It's a bit like our strawberry mystery - we'd blamed the birds (we get a lot of parrots round here), we'd blamed the possums, even the fruit bats - then one night we were sitting outside and watched the dog very neatly plucking the berries from the bush and eating them. They do keep us entertained, don't they!

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   Posted 7/3/2011 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
lol, wow a real "cat burglar," eh...cute...can't quite see this one in cuffs...
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