[NAFEX] groundhog - beaver recipes

Bill Russell shaman at pennswoods.net
Fri Feb 6 17:55:14 EST 2004


The dogged persistence and blind optimism of NAFEXers is inspiring!

Bill


> We have a similar problem with deer - real pests here in SE Texas where 
> they roam by the hundreds. We have to fence every fruit tree 
> individually. This doesn't look that good, is costly, and takes a lot 
> of time and energy.
> 
> The females move through all year, eating off the branches and leaves 
> until there is nothing left but the vertical trunk. Then, during 
> rutting season, the males come through and scrape all of the bark off 
> the entire circumference of the trunk with their antlers, gouging the 
> underlying wood, and break off any remaining limbs, thus killing the 
> tree.
> 
> The joke is on the deer however, because the gophers often kill the 
> trees by eating the roots before the deer can get to them. 




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