Squirrels may look cute but they can be destructive! They do not just eat 1 fruit then move on to the next. They just take 1 bite then pluck & chuck. This I’ve seen personally but only managed to get 1 shot of them after ripping off loads of green bananas & then jumping off to the next bunch to begin more destruction.
Yet I can’t bring myself to kill them 😦
My next step is to outsmart them & hope to keep my bananas in full bunches instead of 2/3rd destroyed.
I’m about to take a 1 month vacation and have a young bunch of Raja bananas now in formation. I’ve been staring at them hoping for a solution to come to mind. Yesterday, it just came to me “bang!” (like Eureka!). I need something porous but opaque, strong & water resistant, so that those mini-monsters can’t see the Rajas ~ hmm … perhaps a seed bag can be used as a cover (recycling ♻) since I’m not physically around to scare them.
Size is right.
Stitching is easy, using jute strings & only tie-strings are needed to be put in for easy untying & retying if needed.
I made a”peephole” in case my neighbor (my garden guard) wants to check on it. 🙂
A bit strange looking but it’s in my backyard so what-the-heck! If this experiment works I will be the happy owner of many more full bunches of Raja Bananas to share with my neighbors.