Vole Control - Castor beans?

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sat, 04 Sep 2004 12:40:01 PDT
Dear all;
	I am sorry I even brought up 'tree rats' (squirrels) and glad 
I didn't mention 'rats with hooves' (white tail deer) or 'flying 
rats' (Canadian Geese) which are all garden pests in this area.

	Instead I got wondering as I was harvesting a few pounds of 
castor bean seed. Can these be sprinkled around for voles and 
squirrels to nibble on? They are too big for birds and I can't 
imagine any domestic animals eating them. If they germinate (not 
likely here) they are obvious and can be pulled out easily.

	Could I just chuck a few down a vole run? Or might cats eat 
castor bean dying voles and also be harmed? any experience?

		Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

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