Invader of all things

@shshiju (10492)
Cochin, India
April 12, 2017 6:27am CST
There is Coco Plantation near our house. There are lot of cocos in the tree that had good market because of the chocolate market. Squirrels like the coco nuts very much and they eat before it ripe , so they farmer get loss in their products. They used a tricky plan to get rid of the loss. They use toddy poison for squirrels and they were killed . How sad to kill the squirrel for some profits. They have no documents for any piece of earth as man have. After all they also are the sons of Mother Nature.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 17
Don't be too hard on ther farmers - they have to make a living. Killing the squirrels is no different to spraying crops with pesticide - we need the food that the farmers produce.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
12 Apr 17
I can understand your feelings Janet. But I don't think that the squirrel can damage all trees, may be it can destroy one or two for their food. We define our boarders but where they can live without boarders in forest???
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 17
@shshiju Oh yes, in their natural habitat they are fine.
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@Corbin5 (106277)
• United States
12 Apr 17
I think bad things will come to those who killed the squirrels!!! They need to choose a new crop to grow that requires not killing wildlife.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
18 Apr 17
I don't think so. Cocoa is profitable farming because of its price and the market of chocolates. The squirrel cannot damage entire fruit nuts.May be it can eat one or two tree when there is twenty or more in a plantation.
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@ridingbet (52933)
• Philippines
12 Apr 17
wow, so many cocoa in a tree, much more in all those trees. our cacao tree is cut low, so more flowers.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
25 Apr 17
@Lupita234 Things are same spell it differently
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@ridingbet (52933)
• Philippines
26 Apr 17
@shshiju i think cocoa and cacao are the same, but cocoa here is the product of the roasted cacao seeds.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
26 Apr 17
@ridingbet Oh I see . We always pronounce it here Koko for the tree and Kokoka for the fruit.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
1 May 17
Unfortunately if they are considered pests then that is usually what happens. Here we cannot kill bear out of specific hunting season but if you own a farm and they are getting into your crops you can kill them.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
1 May 17
Killing is not the ultimate method. There may be more options.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
1 May 17
@shshiju 8 bears were killed last season that I know of at a farm. They can put a huge dent in the farmers corn crops. If they sedate the bears and move them out of the area they just come back.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
1 May 17
@shaggin There are forest after 12 Kilometers from my home. King Kobra caught from the forest near by home are usually opened in the deep forest by the forest officials. I think the farmers can use the same thing than the cruelty.
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@LadyDuck (157357)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 17
It's so sad to kill animals for more profit. I do not think that the squirrels could damage the coco plantation.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
25 Apr 17
That can damage at least at least one or two trees
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@LadyDuck (157357)
• Switzerland
25 Apr 17
@shshiju This is what I think, I have seen places with plenty of squirrels and they did not cause a great damage.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
25 Apr 17
@LadyDuck Yes, it is . We can understand squirrels but it is difficult to understand humans.
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@PatZAnthony (12659)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
13 Apr 17
And the poison is on the plants then and people are supposed to harvest and process this with the poison?
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
13 Apr 17
No No Poison is placed separately in a plate. It is mixed with toddy. Squirrel like toddy very much.
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@PatZAnthony (12659)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Apr 17
@shshiju That makes more sense. Sorry the squirrels are dealt with in this way. It would be nice if they could be trapped and released elsewhere.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
14 Apr 17
@PatZAnthony The Forrest officials do in the same matter about venomous snakes. But all are not kind in the same manner.
@DianneN (78116)
• United States
12 Apr 17
People need to eat!
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
18 Apr 17
What the squirrel???
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@DianneN (78116)
• United States
18 Apr 17
@shshiju No, lol! Farmers have to do what they have to do to save their crops for people.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
18 Apr 17
@DianneN Co coca is not like cereals or vegetables . It is for business purpose. As the most wanted chocolates in world. For man's business motives vanish away the other creatures is not a good policy.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
13 Apr 17
Here we call that coco tree, cacao but we have no squirrels that eat them. How sad that squirrels are poisoned for some profits.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
14 Apr 17
That's correct. Do you have no squirrels there?
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
20 Apr 17
@shshiju. Yes, but they are kept as pet and have to bought in pet shop.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
23 Apr 17
@salonga We have so many here living in natural atmosphere.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
17 Apr 17
It's too bad that they couldn't have thought of another way to deal with the squirrels
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
18 Apr 17
Yes They can fear the squirrel with by many methods keep away from it.
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
24 Apr 17
@shshiju Maybe to trap them and ship them somewhere far away would work
@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
27 Apr 17
That is very sad that they killed the squirrels.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
27 Apr 17
Yes it is another side of human cruelty.
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@SIMPLYD (79716)
• Philippines
26 Apr 17
It's sad that they have to resort to poison , in order to stop those squirells once and for all. Maybe there could be other ways, but not kill them. They are living things also. We have lots of that at the backyard of my paresnts house. We call it cacao here.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
28 Apr 17
They are very Lovey one Some persons care the squirrel as pets
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@lady1993 (17513)
• Philippines
25 Apr 17
Cococut? or Cocoa? Is that even legal? killing mammals for profit?
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
25 Apr 17
It's Cocoa. It's not legal They kills them by poisoning
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20 Apr 17
those plants look amazing. so colorful
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@responsiveme (16220)
• India
4 May 17
the squirrels are destroying the coconut here but hopefully they wont be poisoned.