The ALL Florida Online Corvette Club






Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Corvette Top Sites

Go Back   The ALL Florida Online Corvette Club > Florida Specific Forums > General Florida Discussions

      Photo Gallery Screen Saver!      

General Florida Discussions Anything related to Florida in general. From "natives" talking about things they know about, to visitors asking about details to make their visit more pleasant.

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-11-2018, 02:33 PM   #1
Rich Z
Internet Sanitation Engineer
 
Rich Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Crawfordville, FL
Posts: 13,424
Name : Rich Zuchowski
Rich Z will become famous soon enoughRich Z will become famous soon enough
Default Peach thief!

Once the peaches on this one tree started ripening, it didn't take long before some varmint found them and thought they were grown, watered, and cared for all for him to eat. I did get three of them, but there were a lot more of them that are now being converted to possum crap.

I'm trying a live trap with bait (bird feed block) that has worked pretty well in the past, but apparently this possum isn't interested in that bait. Perhaps this is one I have trapped before around the bird feeders and he found his way back "home" and now knows to avoid such things.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joG5_50O6s0

I really don't want to shoot this critter, but the varmint broke all of the new growth branches on this tree getting to the peaches, and I have another tree close to this one which should have the peaches ripening in another week or two. So I really can't allow this thing to be damaging both of the trees.

Although it will be a while for the citrus to be ripe, we have had problems in the past with possums getting into those trees as well. I lost all of the asian pears we were growing and most of the regular pears last year to them. They are getting to be a real nuisance, it seems.

Between the possums, raccoons, deer, and squirrels ravaging everything, I'm feeling like nature has turned against us here. "Loving nature" really only sounds good in theory and when you aren't living thick in the middle of it, I guess. Or I guess over time you soon learn that loving nature becomes very selective about which forms of benign nature that deserve loving. I sure as heck would hate to be a commercial farmer and have to deal with this sort of thing battling for my livelihood day in and day out.
__________________
Rich Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[STOLEN] Owner’s Keys Allow Quick Getaway for a Thief in a 1977 Corvette RSS Feed Corvette News Feeds 0 04-11-2017 07:00 PM
Florida wont restore rights to famed jewel thief RSS Feed Florida News Feeds 0 12-14-2012 03:33 AM
Rolex-obsessed thief to be sentenced in Florida RSS Feed Florida News Feeds 0 11-09-2009 02:45 PM
Rolex-obsessed thief to be sentenced in Florida RSS Feed Florida News Feeds 0 11-06-2009 06:50 PM
Rolex-obsessed thief to be sentenced in Florida RSS Feed Florida News Feeds 0 11-06-2009 02:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.02960205 seconds with 11 queries
All material copyrighted by CorvetteFlorida.com and
the respective owners of the material posted.