Put the tweet back into your garden

By Xanthe White In Gardens

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10th January, 2013
Two years ago, my husband and I had a crack at trapping the possums that were regularly raiding our garden. Each evening at about midnight, the trap went snap. But it was hard to continue playing God, especially when we saw a joey curled against its mother, killed by the cold night air. Now my eyes settle on our sleek and healthy cats, who don’t care whether their prey is rodent or native bird as long as it provides them with a chase. I’d like to think the number of decapitated rodents they deliver makes up for the occasional wing beneath the lemon tree, but I doubt this would hold up ...

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