Thursday, February 09, 2006

Poor old nibbled up Agave

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This was the trippiest plant. Is it a survivor or what? All the outer leaves have been nibbled and chomped away. I don't know whether it's the rabbits or mule deer or both who are responsible. We've seen the deer eat, yes eat, cactus. Don't know how they manage to avoid getting prickles in their lips and on their tongues, but my husband was with a ranger on a morning ride to collect campground fees from the bins and they saw deer eating the cacti. The jackrabbits will chew bark off the trees so I don't see why they wouldn't munch on a nice, moist agave. Poor little agave!

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