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Old 06-22-2016, 10:04 AM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I have deer on my property from September through May or early June. I've counted as many as sixty at a time from my house. I have never seen one drag anything. I'd wager that humans are the problem. They steal what they want and destroy what they don't.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I am disappointed this morning when I came outside to water my pepper plants in my backyard they were missing as if someone dugged them up yesterday. We are on the outskirts of the city but not the country. Do people really steal vegetable plants? My tomato plant's top limb was cut off but I didnt notice it until today. I have to protect my other plants from the "plant thief".
Welcome to life with animals!

We no longer even TRY to grow vegetables anymore...
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:10 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Get a game camera and set it up, facing your plants.

I have one and have seen coyotes, deer, groundhogs, and people in my yard in the middle of the night. The people were my neighbors...one neighborhood girl with her boyfriend taking a shortcut to the girl's house, another neighbor walking the perimeter of his yard, coming into mine briefly, turning, and going back into his yard. It's interesting! I highly recommend!
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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Bet it was a squirrel. They dig my plants up regularly. Hate them.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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People do...

I gave my Grandmother a beautiful Cymbidium Orchid for her 80th birthday and she kept it on her front porch... it really was stunning until one morning plant and all was gone.

Mom has firewood neatly stacked behind her home and about half the stack was taken.

I had two flower boxes attached to a second floor balcony with very nice silk flowers that many had commented on... sure enough, both were taken.

Another friend had many plants on her patio grown from cuttings... they to were taken...

All of the above happened in the SF Bay Area.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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Same thing happened to my grandmother years ago. New potted flowers on her front porch. Came out the next morning and it was all taken. This was Jacksonville Fl.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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My neighborhood is the complete opposite. I receive gifts every morning, which looks and smells just like doggy doo.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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My neighborhood is the complete opposite. I receive gifts every morning, which looks and smells just like doggy doo.
Sorry, LIcenter, your post made me laugh out loud! Rep points for you! (As soon as my 24 hours of Limbo have passed and I can give Rep out again. What IS it with that rule about too much Rep? Well, that's a topic for another forum, I know.)
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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Makes me hope there is a special thorny, bug-ridden hell for people who steal other people's plants. And lots of poison ivy in it, too!
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Chipmunks will uproot plants too.


Not to say people won't steal your plants, or your planters! I bought a Power Wheels that didn't work, no battery, was missing the headlights, the windshield was broken. It was a cute little jalopy. I took a milk crate and planted some flowers in it and wedged it where the seat was and also planted them in the trundle seat. Put solar lights on the front for the head lights. Was really cute and put it out in my front yard, obviously, too close to the street. One morning I come out, it was gone, but the idiots left the milk crate and all the plants. Really?!? Someone had driven by and came back for it, and I live on a cul de sac, on a very quiet street.


Somewhere, out there, someone has my car!!!!' If you've seen this car driving on 85 in SC, or thereabouts, let me know!!!


My parents had a concrete base with a concrete statue on sitting on the top of it on their front porch in SoFla. One day my Mom looked out the kitchen window and saw a guy walking off with the statue.


Really people - things are that bad that you have to steal stuff from people's yards
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