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drunk squirrels?

Something is emptying the beakers of beer I am attempting to trap slugs with in the veg garden.  I fill them up at night, well dug into the soil, next day I find them empty and most removed and left flung round the garden!  Today one was just almost empty but still in situ, the others tossed away.  I have rabbit wire all round the veg patch.  Has anyone any idea who the culprit bent on getting drunk every night might be? 


  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    I am sorry I don't have an answer for you Mall but your post did make me smile - sorry !image

    Pam x

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    Made me smile too, at a guess I'd say it's probably a drunk hedgehog scratching around and eating the slugs in the traps.

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Could be foxes?. They can climb over six foot fencing even if they can't dig through chuck wire.

  • Auds3Auds3 Posts: 1

     Is it too late to join this debate?

    In my garden I have several shallow oblong slug beer traps which work reasonably well. The dilema is that, in one of the traps only, something is drinking the beer - all three compartments completely dry. To add to the mystery the lid is not disturbed. Any new suggestions please. Auds3

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