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Insect or Critter? Big Attack

Posted by lesmc 6a (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 20:23

I am so upset about this damage on all of my lilies. I put cages around them for protection but something is doing major damage. I would really appreciate your input on this problem. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Lesley


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RE: Insect or Critter? Big Attack

Critter. Squirrels perhaps.

tj


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RE: Insect or Critter? Big Attack

Squirrels are the first thing that comes to mind for me, as well.


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Rabbits, Deer, gophers, ground hogs,, probably but not squirrels.


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agree with kimmsr


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  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 26, 13 at 13:07

If anyone thinks that is deer damage, they've never had deer :)


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RE: Insect or Critter? Big Attack

I don't think it so much deer damage but I do rodent. I do not think squirrel. They get blamed for so much damage they don't do. Deer won't go to the base of a lily to munch.......and the lily would not still be standing and I see no way they could get their heads down to ground level inside that tiny cage. Something is either climbing up the cage and into the lilies or has a hole in the soil under those leaves. Vole, mouse, rat, chipmunk.


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RE: Insect or Critter? Big Attack

Anywhere I've lived, squirrels have been active in chawing on and stripping plants. Damage can occur at the ground level or high up in a tree. They do it for food, for moisture, for nest making material.

Voles are a possibility, too, besides rabbits.


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