My good friend Rachel (aka "The Canning Ho") finally got her raised beds put together a few weeks ago. It seems kind of late, but around these here parts she's just in time. Plus, she's had all sorts of cranky things happening in her life so I'm hoping that the vegetable gardening will prove to be as therapeutic for her as it is for me.
Anyhoo, last Friday morning she woke up to her dogs barking at something in the backyard. They live on the edge of the 'burbs so deer, coyotes and other critters aren't too unusual in the greenbelt behind her house. She looked out into the garden and thought "why is there a black garbage bag in my vegetable garden?"
After putting on her glasses, she realized that was no garbage bag, but a baby bear. It was munching away on a few broccoli plants and wreaking havoc on her newly planted seeds. Not having much animal life around my backyard except evil cats, I didn't have many suggestions for her on how to remedy this situation.
Do any of you fine readers have suggestions for how to keep critters, particularly bears, from snacking on her plants?
And, all due respect to Rachel, I would find the following scary critter far more frightening to wake up to in my bed:
I don't suppose you have any suggestions for that one either?