2011年7月23日土曜日

no monkey business

Went out to water the garden around 7:30 in the morning and found this:



Said a few less than complimentary things about monkeys and went up to see co-farmer A and see what we should do.

Her husband and another neighbour farmer-of-a-certain-age-and-mentality were standing out by the road chatting about weather and crops and pests when they saw me approach with my less than festive haul of corn.

What's that?
Corn. I think a monkey got them.
Show me. Hmm.... when did you find them?
Just now.
Did you check last night?
Yep, about 5:30 and they were fine.
Not a monkey then. They don't feed at night.
Ehhh? What then?
Hmmmm, masked civet? raccoon dog?
Ehhhh??? masked civet? Never heard of it. We have them here?
Yup.
What can I do?
Netting. Go and look at Mr K's corn. And Mr N's, too.

I don't know. I googled and the civet is kind of cute but I really don't like finding there's another garden foe to worry about that I didn't even know about. I would have preferred monkeys I think!


4 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

The dirty rotten scoundrels! : ( *waves fist in the air*

Another garden enemy. I would have thought monkey too. Masked civet, eh. My curiosity is peeked so, I'm gonna go google for a look right now.

And Mr. N has netting. I'm thinking this could be the same Mr. N with the vegetarian diabetic dog. : )

Bryn さんのコメント...

Silly Heather! Monkeys?!?!? EVERYONE knows they don't feed at night! LMAO It's hard to believe we live in the same country, much less barely 100 mi apart! Sometimes your posts make it seem like I live in another world entirely! I can't imagine marauding monkeys and civets (WTH?) being a normal part of everyday life!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock さんのコメント...

Oh no! You poor thing! What can you do to keep them out??

. さんのコメント...

Chickens and hakubishin aren't a good combo either :(