Who doesn’t dream about having a lush yard filled with vegetation for rabbits, fawns, and all manner of furry, Snow White-esque friends to nibble and frolic? What this image doesn’t depict is the damage some of these furry friends can cause! Here are some of the worst offenders, provided by realtor.com:
- Moles, Voles, & Gophers – Moles and voles fill your lawn with holes as they create tunnel systems in your lawn; gophers also tunnel, but can dig holes up to six feet in depth and cause water runoff to go toward your house.
- Deer – According to realtor.com, deer eat about 7 pounds of leaves, plants, and shrubs every day, and will strip the bark off of your tree trunks when they lose their felt.
- Squirrels – Slightly less damaging than some of their rodent cousins, squirrels can gnaw on your siding, damage your garden, and may even move into your attic to raise their squirrel babies.
- Rabbits – Rabbits are pretty harmless except when it comes to plant life – they like to munch on the tops of your prize flowers and other vegetation.
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