February 19th 2013 4:59 am
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Wow, I appear to be a Dogster Diary Pick once again today! Thank you so much Dogster and thanks to the pals that have sent rosettes and pawmails.
The porcupine is still laying siege to the shelter belt. It appears to really like the willow trees and buffalo berry bushes. Several of those branches are already denuded of bark and the smaller branches have been eaten off. Mom and I watched it fall out of a willow tree again yesterday and you can't help but laugh at it. It really rattles when it shakes itself off afterwards.
Mom has talked to another conservation place and they suggested putting a radio nearby and leaving it on. Porcupines are solitary animals so do not like noise. The problem is, this is winter in Canada and the shelter belt is a ways from the house. Batteries don't like real cold weather, it has been -32C the previous two nights, and we don't have an extension cord long enough.
Mom went outside several times yesterday and banged pots and swore at the critter. It just looked at her like she was crazy. Good thing the nearest neighbor is over 1/2 a mile away and can't watch this. Hopefully they didn't hear her little "song" she was saying to the porcupine!
Anyway, will keep you posted on the comings and hopefully goings of the porcupine! Thanks again Dogster for the honor of being a Diary Pick today.
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Congrats on being DDP today,
Stay clear of that varmin....
Conwags on Diary Pick!
Congrats on the diary pick.
That unwanted visitor sure likes your tree. He just won't take a hint.
Diary Gal thinks Mr Porcupine is cool, I think...but them prickle pins sure aren't.
Maybe you should feel honored that it likes your forage offerings, BOL! At least it is entertainment, even if you can't play with it...
If you could hang things like those big chimes that would make a lot of noise with any wind, no batteries needed.
Anyways, congrats on being a DDP!
I think you might be able to play with those squirrel dudes!
I've never seen a porcupine but I know what a skunk is unfortunately! Hopefully that critter will go away soon. I agree,stick with the squirrels.Congrats on being diary pic of the day again.Great pictures too.
Freckles, mom has been looking in boxes for windchimes, but she must have gotten rid of them quite a while ago. I think she rather enjoys going outside and banging things around and then swearing at the porcupine.
I am looking forward to chasing squirrels in summer! Can't wait!
Ah, well...rig up a long clothes line, tie the pots, etc on it and then shake it from afar, when that not-pork comes along, BOL!
Or church bells...um, nah, that's too complicated...
Waiting fur squirrels is going to have to do it.
Congrats Buddy for having one of the diary picks.
Congrats on the DDP!