Backyard Photography, Random Ramblings

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck…

I caught a pic of my arch nemesis: Mr. Woodchuck.

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Sure he looks cute and cuddly, but this is the same guy who eats my plants, chews up my rubber outdoor mats, and puts severe limitations on what I can grow in my garden.

Last year—and in previous years— he and his kin decided that plastic was on the menu. They tore up the plastic bags my mulch came in. This year, the woodchucks ATE the plastic on my bags of pea gravel and spread the gravel all over my deck:

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Seriously?

Why are they eating the plastic bags?

Does anyone know anything that will deter Woodchucks?

(They won’t predict the weather and they laugh at my dog.)

xo Juli

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9 thoughts on “How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck…”

  1. Something along the lines of .22 caliber ought to do the trick. 😉

    Actually, your local animal control might have ideas on how to deal with him. They might have a website with info, or might be listed in your local phone book. They might even come get him for you. We had a racoon once here at my apt complex, and animal control came and found him. He was actually on my patio hiding in some Autumn leaves.

    I currently have a ground-squirrel, and a rabbit, both giving me fits. *frustratedsigh*

    Good luck!

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  2. Red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper sprinkled around the plants works for a while… but eventually the little devils walk right through it. I did have some luck with a natural spray called Repels-All. But be careful, the main ingredient is putrid whole egg solids and it STINKS!!

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