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Was walking around with my coffee checking on my newly plant coral bells.

Someone left me a present.

 
Posts: 10349 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Posts: 10349 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I get those "gifts" from the neighborhood raccoons.
 
Posts: 3349 | Location: Staten Island, NY , USA | Registered: Sep 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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well at least it's in your garden bed where you wouldn't walk. We get em in the grass or on the sidewalk from those who don't carry a bag!!!!
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Posts: 4582 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: Dec 01, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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nice gift!!! euuuuuuuuu


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EEEEWWWW, OMG what are you feeding him? I thought it was a bear or something! LOL!!!!
(guess I'm just used to my kittie cats) I get gifts from random raccoon or oppossoms (sp?) occasionally too. Not sure what animal as I never caught them "in the act"!


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Posts: 453 | Location: "The Garden State" ~ N.J. | Registered: Jul 13, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm beyond reacting to the mere site of that type of present. Except for the time I saw one on the walkway right in front of my porch as I stepped out to bring in the morning paper and almost stepped in it. It still puts a bit of a damper on my enjoyment of a meal when I see, through my kitchen window, the present being left while I'm eating.

Multiply that present in your picture by 330 neighbors, the majority of whom have a least one dog. Subtract the number of neighbors who clean up after their dogs and add in the people from the next neighborhood who also have dogs but only walk their dogs in my neighborhood because it's safer where I live and you get a vague idea of what I deal with. I have a dedicated trowel for cleaning up the presents. I've also taken up the old family sport of Scottish pile flinging. Fortunately the neighbor with the Great Dane moved before I started because that fellow required an empty 5 lb peanut bag and shovel to clean up after.
 
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what are you feeding him?


Not THAT much! LOL!

Still tryin yep, you got me beat! LOL!
 
Posts: 10349 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Since we got the cats, I don't get much of that any more. But I had some foxes that liked to "dump" on anything new I had planted!
We also used to get the occasional coon or possum and a few deer deposits...but not now with 6 cats running around here. Even the stray dogs are starting to stay away as well as all the neighbors who turn theirs loose at night!


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Since we got the cats, I don't get much of that any more. But I had some foxes that liked to "dump" on anything new I had planted!
We also used to get the occasional coon or possum and a few deer deposits...but not now with 6 cats running around here. Even the stray dogs are starting to stay away as well as all the neighbors who turn theirs loose at night!
The dogs have more sense than their owners. The presents left on my property were left by a dog on a leash with the owner directing where the dog walked. I have a nice neighbor behind me but his common sense is lacking when he walks up on the property of recently widowed woman and walks beneath her windows. He's so close to her house a good breeze would knock him into her windows. Aside from being discourteous you think he would realize it might scare her to hear or to see the shadow of someone lurking right outside her windows. He does clean up any presents his dog leaves but his dog is still watering her flowers.
 
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Last time I lived in town, 9 years ago, I watched as the guy running with his dog stopped to allow him water the across the street from me neighbor's bushes. Just as the dog approached on his long leash, the front door popped open and Phyllis gave the jogger 'what for.' The dog urine was killing her bushes.

The dog was never allowed to stop in her yard again. The sad thing is that the city owned the property behind the houses on that side of the road and had not only a drainage ditch but also plenty of flat right-of-way that the man could've been taking his dog to.

I am rural now and just have to put up with the big dog poop in my yard. You'd think that since I have 10 acres that they'd go anywhere except right out front...Noooooo.
 
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lol! Smile too funny! lol


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Posts: 1174 | Location: Houston, Tx Zone 9 | Registered: Jul 13, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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OMGosh such horror stories here! Not to mention rude neighbors!

Still tryin - "Scottish pile flinging" LOL!

Karen I know rabbit & deer & coon - not sure I would recognize possum!

KeepYouinStitches I would do the same thing your neighbor did! I do know from experience that dog urine will totally kill a boxwood. We have trained our dogs to visit the field after dinner but our female is kind of hard headed.

Ruby I did have to laugh when I saw that present! DH says take a pic, take a pic! I have trained him well.

DH has 2 books: "What Shat That?" & "Scats & Tracks". LOL! He likes to be well informed!

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Posts: 10349 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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LOL, what a present!

Recently when I was out walking a couple of hundred feet from my house there was a large pile of moose droppings. People have told me they've seen a large moose on my property but I've yet to see him but have seen 'proof' he was here!

Luckily I don't have the problem of other people's dogs leaving presents altho there are lots of wild critters that do. I think it was chipmunks that continuously left presents on my deck last summer. Yuck! However the only ones in my house yard are little ones from my own dog.


Lucky

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large pile of moose droppings

Yikes! Are they afraid of people like our deer are?
 
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What a photo! Does your dog think you can't see him behind that tree? LOL!

I have a 8 x 20' fenced in area for my dogs to go in, I surely don't want them to have access to the whole 10 acres. If they do make a deposit while they are exercising it gets scooped up right away.

I have found presents from various animals, but the worst has to be from the cranes and turkeys..they are usually not "transferable". :/

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Posts: 7276 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: Feb 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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but the worst has to be from the cranes and turkeys..they are usually not "transferable".

That is too funny!

Yes, she is hiding.....she knows that she pooped in the wrong place!
 
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Awwwwe...she is so cute!


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