Re: GODDAM #$@*&%1~ POSSUMS!

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Wed, 08 Jun 1994 13:23:18 +0930 (CST)

> I went out today to feed the cat and beheld a scene of total carnage

Sorry to hear it Bob :(

Does it make you feel any better saying I witnessed a similar incident on
the weekend in my greenhouse? Not possums but catepillars of some moth
that if I catch it will shortly become EXTINCT! ;)

Why do they have to pick the best plants to chew on? I mean they picked
the winning Cephalotus at last years ACPS show and totalled quite a few
young developing pitchers and all I had left were half pitchers.
Fortunately (for me) one of the blighters which was approx 1.5 inches long
ended up inside a pitcher festering in its digestive juices. The other plant
one of them got was my best Darlingtonia lovingly grown from seed, about
4 years old and finally producing adult pitchers. This plant had not a
single pitcher left on it. It looked like the catepiller was using a lawnmower
The rizome still looks O.K. so I hope it will reshoot. I hope they are still
eating bits of my plants because there is now a chemical in the plant which
may upset their stomachs just a little :)


Cheers Terry