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8/14/12 1:08 P

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I don't know how persistent opossums are but I put bird netting over my raspberries and it seems to keep the critters out. I pounded posts into the 4 corners of my raised bed and draped the netting over that.

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8/14/12 2:16 A

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Crap, knew it wasn't going to be that easy. Any suggestions on how to net a 4x8 ft raised bed? Would that tree netting work? or should it be wire? How to prop it up too?

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8/13/12 4:52 P

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Yes, and I wonder if these would work for the person who has an opossum eating their grapes...

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8/13/12 9:54 A

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A number of people have reported that the motion detecters that spray water work.

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8/12/12 9:06 P

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We can really tell you from experience, they don't even work for a little while. We've tried different owls, different snakes, pie plates on strings, everything. Netting is the way to go :-)

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8/12/12 8:36 P

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I've heard it works for a while and so does the plastic snakes .... until the birds realize its' not real.

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I've never had a plastic owl work for birds. Plastic snakes don't, either. Netting is the only thing that works.

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8/12/12 8:32 P

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I have finally had it with Magpies and other birds eating my strawberries, this is my second/third year growing strawberries and I get very few berries because of the birds eating them once they start to turn color. Hubby was told to use a owl by co-workers, we picked one up today after I had tossed another 21 berries over the fence and harvested just a handful. I have it in the strawberry patch right now, but I will probably move it around everytime I go water the garden.

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