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help - geese attack!

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by Jon on June 23, 2004 07:01 PM
Hi. I'm having to wonder if the geese destroyed my watermelons and marigolds. In the past two days my geese literally attacked two melon plants and the marigolds - taking all leaves and flowers. Dummy me, I didn't fence the plants because the geese and ducks had been totally ignoring them. I had no problems with them going after the grass weeds and such - but - - this hit hard.

Besides water and some belated TLC - any suggestions (and fencing of course - - the geese almost got me upset enough to forget they were already named [Mad] [Mad] but they are safe for now.

by Back Mountain NEPA on June 23, 2004 08:01 PM
They do sell pellets to discourage geese from certain areas, so you may just want to place them around your garden. Also--and, this may sound weird--I just noticed that at a local pond that had been swarming with geese a few days ago, both adult and young, someone placed 2 fake swans on the water. No geese since then. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not.

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