> I've caught two robins today eating our grapes and current tomatoes.
> Seriously. I thought I was seeing things, never have seen or heard of
> this before, but here is one study/reference to robins pilfering
> What should I do? Should I put poison on the vines? Or shoot them?
> Set up a propane cannon to frighten them and the neighbors and attract
> the cops? Should I begin an all out pre-emptive process of eradication
> of robins, and cedar waxwings for that matter, in order to keep my
> They are *mine*, I say, all *mine*....my grapes and 'maters and no
> stinking *** no-good vermin tomato/grape-thieving robin deserves a
> one of them, not a danged one!
> Or should I just enjoy watching the action and know that other
> creatures are benefitting from our crop. Ya' learn sumpthin' everyday,
> it seems. Some interesting fun things and some ugly sad things.
> "All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age
> of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind."
> Adam Smith
Why does he look at us?
Must be hungry.
Why bother my feeding else.
Always hungry this hairy ape.
Best to take his food and water
But avoid it and it's machines.
Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA