I’ve had my eye on this swelling tomato for the past month until yesterday. As soon as the fruit began to blush, a squirrel half devoured it. I placed the evidence alongside a squirrel that I trapped later in the day (above).
In spite of a protective chicken wire cage surrounding the tomato plants, some of the little critters have managed to dig below the wire fence.
And this morning a squirell opened up the bird cage on the porch and grabbed the food bowl. Maybe it’s time to get into falconry. These two apparently did nothing about the breach.
When using the live trap, I use to ride the squirrels on my bike across the bridge where I would release them. Since summer, policy has changed.
Below a culprit in Egyptian-style trial.