A New Croton Predator in the Moose Land

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Apr 19, 2014.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I think this guy stays up in the trees away from us ground dwellers. He is about a 3 footer. I have not seen any evidence of his consuming any of my crotons. I just recall that Jerry Schilling and Jim Glock have declared war on their iguana "infestation".

    Should I be worried?

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    D'ont worry,they don't eat crotons up by me,but hibiscus...................
     
  3. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    If they are hungry enough, they will eat crotons. I've seen first hand evidence at the Glock's, and at other properties on the Keys. They will seem to pick on plants in a certain area of the property, like where they can come in by stealth and run out at the first sign of Mr. MacGreggor!
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mr. MacGreggor sounds more like an old golf club than a person. Shifty
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    They certainly will feed on crotons like Tim mentioned, but if there's other plants that taste better, their going to feed there first.
     
  6. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Ron, I couldn't help but to think of the old man from the Peter the Rabbit children's books when I was writing that post. It was no way insinuated towards you, but more like me when I'm running for my air rifle to pick one off. I actually just looked it up and I spelled the old man's name wrong, it is McGregor.:)
     
  7. Moose

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    I heard they like to eat colorful veggies. Not sure if he has eaten any avocados, does not look underfed ? Shifty
     

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