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What is eating my pomegranates?

Posted by jjjb 9b; ss18-19 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 0:26

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: What is eating my pomegranates?

Could be rats at night

RE: What is eating my pomegranates?

  • Posted by jjjb 9b; ss18-19 (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 12:42

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

RE: What is eating my pomegranates?

Ground squirrels or regular squirrels ?

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