Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bunny update

I wanted to show what happened with the bunnies from an earlier blog post. We rescued them from the garden and had to relocate them nearby. They were all unharmed and hopped happily away the next day. Apparently, they had just been weaned and we had to take this precaution to protect them from our dog/mascot, Tia. My sister took these photos as she released the bunnies.

It has become harder and harder as our community becomes less rural, to live in harmony with wild animals, displaced by rapidly increasing development. We have been having trouble with this for some time.

Our garden has been raided by geese and deer from time to time and I am sure a rabbit or two has taken a nibble. I don't mind sharing some of the harvest with our furry and feathered friends but it can become a real problem, if no precautions are taken. We have tried chemicals, wind chimes and playing a radio at night. All with some success.

We have heard that a motion sensored watering system or an electric fence would be the most effective way to pest-protect a garden. Does anyone use another method to protect their garden from animal pests? If you have any answers, I would love to hear about them.

1 comment:

  1. Alex would tell you that the cats (George and Tammy) protect our "garden," but that would be a bit of an exaggeration ...