Kangaroos like capsicums
By Judy Evans
January 13, 2018 2:24am CST
I thought my capsicums were safe from predators because they are in raised beds but I forgot about the height of our kangaroos. They have almost completely demolished the plant in the foreground. I’ve since put some pieces of netting and Weldmesh around them but removed one piece for this photo. Hopefully the other plants will survive. So far they haven’t touched the pumpkins. I was hopeful that, because there is plenty of other vegetation for them, they might leave the capsicums alone but it seems not.
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• Paso Robles, California
Sounds like your kangaroos are a greedy as our deer. They eat what they like best, not necessarily the rest of the vegetation we hope they will eat. Deer are supposed to like poison oak, which we have in abundance, but they appear to prefer apples and other fruits growing on our trees. We have to hire people to get rid of the poison oak.
• Bunbury, Australia
@Platespinner Not too many roos would jump fences that high. Mostly it's just the big bucks that jump over. Our boundary is just plain wires (and a couple of barbs) but they are not strained up and the roos have no trouble going under or through the wires.
@JudyEv They are like little acrobats Judy. And smart! They will find a way through my netting. I have to pick them as soon as the tomatoes ripen or the squirrels get at them. What is really annoying is they take a couple bites and leave it, geesh!