I’m not one of those people who hates squirrels.
I don’t think they’re vermin.
I brake when they cross the street.
I’ve woken up in the middle of the night to bottle feed a baby squirrel that I rescued when she fell out of her nest…
So I sort of consider it a personal attack that they have had their way with BOTH of my strawberry plants.
First, a couple of days ago I noticed the newer of my two plants, had a couple of shoots snapped off. I didn’t immediately point fingers… It could have easily been any type of animal.
But today, I went outside after work to check on my flourishing strawberry plant that I have been so painstakingly keeping an eye on (see previous post “When You Become Overly Invested In A Blossom.”)
And 90% of the blooms were ruined.
In the soil.
And there was also a suspicious hole dug into the basket… if I could finger-print it, I would bet the results would point to a greedy neighborhood squirrel.
You could say I was dreaming of strawberry shortcake…
You could say I was incredibly attached to the lovely blooms that were promising me berries…
So, I’m officially at war with my squirrels. They will NOT ruin my entire garden. Off I go to research tactics for preventing them from getting into the rest of my plants.
Thoughts? How do you keep squirrels, birds, and other nature at bay?