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Anyone have this pest problem!

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We have a garden behind our little cafe, growing all sorts! And we have a little pest problem, well, a big pest problem.

 

Elephants!! :)

 

Twice this week we have had a midnight visitor, 

 

 

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Broke through the wall,

 

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Trampled the chilli bushes

 

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Squished the lettuces, eat our cherry tomatoes, wild hibiscus and baby marrows.

 

Well, we live in Africa, so it is expected! :)

And this is one pest that is here to stay, I just hope he uses the gate next time!!

post #2 of 7

Have you considered mice as a deterrent?
 

post #3 of 7

I will never complain about Deer or hail again!  What about a roof top garden!?

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Lol! how cool...in a way.

 

Sorry about your garden.

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post #5 of 7

I worry about my neighbour's rabbits getting into my veg garden, 1st world problems indeed.

 

I've been looking around for elephant deterrents and found this page http://kimberlymoynahan.com/2011/04/a-dozen-ways-to-stop-an-elephant/

 

How about spraying the wall (once you've rebuilt it of course) with chilli juice? Your midnight visitor seemed to take offense at your chilli bushes so maybe it is true they don't like them.

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Thanks Wurzel!!

 

Will definitely try the chili spray! I think we could make our own from the amount of chilis he smashed.

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Yeah, chili's work!
Its about the only thing here that doesnt get destroyed by hippo's or elephants.
Although they leave my lemongrass alone as well!
Good luck with rebuilding your garden! Where abouts in zim are you?

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