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Do squirrels make compost?

Do squirrels make compost?

I had this box of compost accelerator just inside the back door – caught a squirrel literally on the doorstep, and saw that a small square hole had been nibbled in the cardboard box, though it hadn’t broken the plastic lining. Put the box in the storage shed, and a couple of days later I found it like this – gnawed right through and a much bigger hole.

What is it about compost accelerator that’s attracting them? Are they making compost and need to give it a boost??

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Maybe they are used to get food from similar boxes from other people.

26 May, 2012


ah, right. but if the food they got smelled anything like the compost accelerator, they must have been desperate!

26 May, 2012


If it stinks, then for them it smells nice :))

27 May, 2012


Think he thought it might make a nice nest!!!

27 May, 2012


Hahaha :)))
Fran, now, when your garden corner is so nicely painted, you will have more and more visitors. Be prepared!

27 May, 2012


It is a bit pungent. put some in the composter - that's what it's for, after all, and better it to go there than the squirrels to get it, whether they want it for nesting or eating.

I've not seen so many squirrels actually in the garden, Katrina, I've stopped putting the bird feeders out, as that was attracting them, and something was digging in the plant troughs. I grow more foliage plants than flowering ones, and try to keep the pots covered in bark chips to discourage digging, doesn't always work

28 May, 2012

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