What is eating my pomegranates?

jjbjjbhJune 21, 2013

SOMETHING has been eating my pomegranates.

I am in suburban Southern California in a regular "subdivision" home. This is my first year in this home and new to California.

Have a lovely pomegranate tree in the back yard with a lot of small pomegranates ...... about the size of a golf ball or slightly larger.

I have been noticing fallen fruit with bite marks for the last week or so. Every morning I find one or two fruit partially eaten under the tree. The fruits are still young with white seeds inside and have a lot of ripening to do yet.

Any idea what animal this might be? I am not an expert but the bite marks are larger than what a bird might make.

I have been in this home a few months now, but never seen ANY animals in the yard. Birds, yes, but no rabbits, skunks or such.

The tree sits right along a 7-8 ft tall brick wall fence and I have neighbors on all three sides.

How do I catch / prevent this animal from getting to my young fruits and destroying them?

I need to do something quickly before all my fruit is gone.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flatwoods_farm(9A Riverview, F)

Could be rats at night

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 1:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

yes. thanks flatwoods. I am setting trap. hope its successful.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 12:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ground squirrels or regular squirrels ?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 2:06AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Do any of you use grow light in winter time
I move all of my tropical fruits back in basement during...
problem with carica papaya seedling survival
Hi I live in a temperate zone, have a large conservatory,...
Ackee Tree Question
I planted my Ackee tree three years ago when it was...
Lychee web worms attack!
I have been greatly saddened to see my Brewster lychee...
Avocado Emergency-indoor gardener
Avacado with established roots and shoot, knocked over...
Sponsored Products
Stowe Leather Ottoman - Brighton Breeze Green
Joybird Furniture
Rose Dust Polished Glass Pencil Liners
$9.95 | TileBar
Peek-a-hoo Owl Teacup
$24.99 | Dot & Bo
Mic Print
$23.99 | Dot & Bo
Raine Leather Sleeper Sofa - Brighton Aubergine Purple
Joybird Furniture
WMF Signum 6 Piece Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set - 1282519990
$59.99 | Hayneedle
Oslo Bonded Leather Recliner
Justice Design Group GLA-8571 - Victoria 1 Light Wall Sconce - Tapered Cylinder
$290.00 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™