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HonkHonk

HELP....... What is at my strawberries????

For the last 3 nights something has been picking our strawbs and stashing them in neat piles at the bottom of the plants, on the first evening I saw a mouse darting away, so I searched for it's home and found it, stuck the hose pipe down there for 5 mins thinking "job done" but it is still happening, we reckon we have lost about a kilo and a half so far.
I've just put a mouse trap down (undergrowth) which I didn't really want to in case a blackbird or similar pops in.

Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. most of the strawberries arn't eaten, just a couple but loads stashed.        
Woodsmoke

Sounds like you already have your culprit. Little buggers have been at ours too. If you don't want to leave a trap out, just put down some bait? Shove a bag or two of ceral-based stuff as far into the hole as you can get it & you'll not have to worry about the blackbirds  
HonkHonk

Cheers matey, thinking about it I thought it would end with the flooding of one mouse hole, but realistically with acres of fields around us there could be hundreds running around..... maybe I should get a cat    

Sorry for laughing, but there is about as much chance of that as me watching Everton next season.
dtalbot

Yep get a cat! My furry pest controller has just dealt with a moth for me!
Border

HonkHonk wrote:
Cheers matey, thinking about it I thought it would end with the flooding of one mouse hole, but realistically with acres of fields around us there could be hundreds running around..... maybe I should get a cat    

Sorry for laughing, but there is about as much chance of that as me watching Everton next season.


...........and very nice strawberries they were too, 117 kg in a mouse trap .....don't think so.  

.....so whats wrong with the boys in blue?
HonkHonk

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?im...:429,r:6,s:0&tx=119&ty=96
Diz

HH, if your using breakback mouse traps, put them in a small tunnel. 3 pieces of scrap wood, two( high enough to let the arm swing over) for the sides, one on top. Block one end up and bait with a bit of strawberry and put the trap in. Stops the Blacky's being nosy.

Slainte

Diz
sod

We put poison in an old plastic pipe.
HonkHonk

Well I had a look this morning at the trap (it is the break back type) I noticed it had gone off, what do ya think was in it........... a big fat juicy ....SLUG!!!!!!!!!  
sod

     
Diz

Pass me the tape, me sides are about to burst      

Slainte

Diz

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