[NAFEX] muslim bags for grapes?

Nate nrhora at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 11:14:56 EDT 2006

>From recent incidents, we have noticed that some bears have been
hungerly eating the wild grapes in our back yard. It seems that they
have a communication process in place, where they somehow manage to
find out the territories they are in. I sometimes wonder how they do
that? You wouldn't think bears would be able to even initiate some
form of communication, them being fairly isolated and secluded and

Since the recent heat wave we've been having here, they've most
certainly have become more active....maybe working in teams has in the
long run benefited them all. It's all about survivability of the
fittest, but you wonder how their social interaction skills are?

On 7/13/06, Erdman, James <ErdmanJ at uwstout.edu> wrote:
> We have raccoons around us, but the only crop they have bothered enough to notice was when we still grew sweet corn.  The only problem we have with grapes is birds as they ripen.
> Jim, in Menomonie, WI, cold edge of zone 4
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> Subject: [NAFEX] muslim bags for grapes?
> I would like to attempt to protect my baby grapes from raccoons and
> other predators.  Since I've never had grapes before, and no one near
> me seems to grow them, the locals don't yet know what they are - or
> so I hope.  I was wondering if hiding them in a cloth bag, or some
> other barrier, might be effective.
> Any suggestions welcome.  Any source of bags also welcome.
> Thanks.
> Ginda
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