|Photo- courtesy of freerangestock.com|
I am sure you all have seen the shows... cartoons and others, where the rabbits come in, and just wipe out the veggies in the mean ol' Farmers garden. He tries everything to fix the problem, but they just keeping robbing him blind. We all laugh and stuff, but now I see why that farmer was so irritated!!!
Our lil urban garden, had a few visitors from this furry group, and they ate 3 of our 8 romaine lettuce plants down to the dirt in one big feast!!! Grrrrrr
Well, since I am trying to be "earth friendly", and have an organic garden without any type of chemicals or harming any native creatures.... including those lil furry robber rabbits, we had to get creative on how to stop them. Not to mention, I am trying to garden on a very tight budget!!!! So buying those cute little white wire fences, or buying pretty much anything was out of the question.
We have a pet that we thought might be able to help us out with this issue. This pet was my husband's idea by the way, I'm not a big fan. It is a reptile predator of those lil furry mammals that were quickly wiping out my dreams of organic salads fresh from our garden. That's right our pet is a snake! A Florida Kingsnake named Angel to be exact!!!!
|Angel's skin protecting our garden from rabbits.|
Before anyone even thinks it... No, I would not dare feed one of these city rabbits trying to survive to our Angel! We used her snakeskin to scare them away!!!
Decided to just lay one of her skins out by the lettuce, and see what happened. You know what..... IT WORKED!!!! Those rascally rabbits haven't taken one more bite out of my garden!!! We saw them in the yard, and watched out the window as they headed back up to munch away. As soon as the bunny came within a foot of the skin, it froze. Then after just a few seconds...they both hopped away very quickly!!!
The rabbits haven't been back, our veggies our safe, and we saved our budget using something we had on hand! Wooo HOOO!!!
~Come back next Saturday, and check out the latest post in our organic gardening adventure...... =)