[Market-farming] Case of the Strange Walking Potatoes

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Thu Jul 10 09:18:26 EDT 2008


On Jul 9, 2008, at 2:17 PM, Pat Meadows wrote:

> I read a British gardening list, and the people there complain about 
> foxes
> a lot - they say the cubs dig up the potatoes and play with them.  
> They've
> actually seen this happen.
>
> Foxes, in the UK, are suburban and urban creatures; very bold.  Not 
> like
> here. In the UK, evidently foxes fill the ecological niche that I 
> believe
> is mostly filled by raccoons here.
>
> But even a country-fox (as opposed to a city-fox) could play with 
> potatoes.
>
> Pat
> -- 
> Northern Pennsylvania
>

Either fox or raccoon is certainly possible in my friend's location. 
I'll pass that on to her. (But I do wonder, why only one at a time?)

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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