Photo by Melody

Texas Gardening: Who did eat my PEACHES?

Communities > Forums > Texas Gardening
bookmark
Forum: Texas GardeningReplies: 12, Views: 102
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2012
2:58 PM

Post #9225160

I just found out this little mountain of peaches pits behind a bucket !
I thought I wast crazy when I harvested my red peaches and found only five ... I thought I had at least 30!
So who did this?
I did have a squirrel name Geronimo which was a casualty of a car accident ... just a month ago ...
Could be a squirrel going up the tree and run away with the peach in his hand and eat it under the bucket?
or who else?

I never had a raccoon or other animals in my back yard.
My back yard is all fenced and 3 of its 4 sides is up high on a retain wall of about 20' .

Any suggestion?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2012
3:06 PM

Post #9225173

I say a squirrel, but those pits seem too clean for squirrel's job, maybe the ants cleaned them up after them.

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9225371

I forgot to mention that NONE of my tomatoes was taken. Not even the huge ones.
So who ever it is, he only liked the PEACHES ... grrrrr
This was GERONIMO !
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9225583

Well in my experience, the squirrels tend to take a bite or two out of fruit and throw them down.

I'd come closer to suspecting a raccoon or possum. Your wall would not deter either one. Kristi

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2012
6:34 AM

Post #9225771

aahhhhh
I hope was not a raccoon, because I know they eat tortoises ... ahhhhh
grits74571
Talihina, OK

August 1, 2012
1:10 PM

Post #9226189

the fact you found all of the pits under one spot says squirrel behaivor he is storing the pits for later may as well leave them for him to retrieve..
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9226398

Grits, I agree that a squirrel or rodent would place the seeds in one spot but I have never seen squirrels pick the seeds that clean.
That is what made me wonder if something else dined on the peaches. Then the tree rats stashed the pits. Kristi

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2012
5:49 PM

Post #9226436

That or they found someone else's stores of seeds and simply relocated them- squirrels are prone to forgetting where they leave things...
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2012
6:34 PM

Post #9226493

Squirreltimers disease ~ lol. I have sometimers... sometimes I remember and sometimes I forget.
grits74571
Talihina, OK

August 3, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9228042

before my crab appleX apple hybrid died from the heat a squirrel would get every apple and take them home???? or where ever he took them and this year when he no longer had apples for snacks he raided my plum tree everyday ,he/she was a sneaky devil only time I would see him was if he got to shaking the branches because he would get on one that was too small to bear his wait

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2012
8:12 AM

Post #9228113

Every time I see a cute squirrel, I have to quickly remind myself, "RODENT!"
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9228708

Tree rats! lol

The only problem with a pile of peach pits is squirrels will bury things that they save for eating at a later date. Don't think they'd pile up a stash for later. Sounds more like a pack rat. Oh well, we may never know...

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9229170

Maybe I will need to set up a camera for next year ...
It will be fun fun !
Thanks y'all

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Texas Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
who grows peonies in houston area? vossner 20 Jun 18, 2012 7:58 PM
Texas Invasives List PvillePlanter 18 Mar 14, 2014 5:34 PM
Anyone Up For A Chat? dstartz 29 Jun 30, 2007 5:44 PM
DGrs in SW houston vossner 5 Dec 29, 2013 2:55 PM
Mock Orange in a big pot? mkjones 21 Aug 15, 2011 1:29 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America