Crocus predators

Jim McKenney
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 11:35:22 PST
I wonder about the usefulness of predators. The very existence of predators
implies the existence of healthy prey populations. 

I don't want healthy prey populations in my garden.

And I've got plenty of predators: red foxes pass through, several of the
neighbors' cats make themselves at home, and black rat snakes, sharp-shinned
and Cooper's hawks, two types of Buteo, and screech, barred and great horned
owls have all either shown up or been heard. 

And there is no shortage of rodents. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, the garden with the big
Mickey Mouse balloon with the "free eats" banner over it. 

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