Defeated by Gardening Rascals

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Does anyone have this issue? Our groundhog loves broccoli. Every year he comes out if we plant broccoli and eats it all, and leaves us with stems that sick out of ground. It never fails.

This year, we again planted broccoli thinking for some reason it would be any different than it has in the previous years. When I noticed that he was eating our broccoli I instantly grab my camera and take a photo. I then yell at him..he sees me… and bolts (taking his time).

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And there he goes..making a run for it…bypasses the cage…dashes his 30 pound butt under green fence and waits…where? Along the side of the garden wall. Why? So he can spy on us as we walk back in the house.

The silver cage is for him…it’s humane. We placed broccoli leaves in there to trap him. Did it work? No. What did he do? He ate the broccoli from the outside of the cage. I caught him. There is 50 bucks down the drain.

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These two broccoli leaves in the back are now gone. What are we left with? Broccoli stems sticking out of the ground…an unused cage that will rot …and a 30 pound porker that lives under the shed…just waiting…and plotting..for next year…