Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Oklahoma Has Varmints, Too
A couple of my favorite blogs post pictures of the protected wild animals that mess up their gardens. Faux Fuchsia and Red Cardinal both have a plague of Bush Turkeys wreaking destruction on a regular basis, and just recently, Patricia of Red Cardinal had a Possum visit because she had unknowingly provided its favorite food, purple pansies. I know how these gardeners feel, since in Seattle we were plagued with Raccoons, who burrowed under freshly laid sod night after night, never giving it a chance to root. While I'm not surprised to find Raccoons are also here in Tulsa, and half expected to find it on the menu, I was surprised to find this flock of Canadian Geese. The main problem with Canadian Geese visiting your yard, is the massive amount of goose poop they leave behind - and this stuff is slippery. Think axle grease level of slippery. Isn't Oklahoma home to thousands of hunters? I'm told these Geese are delicious, by the bye.