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Old 08-17-2019, 05:38 AM   #1
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What left this?


Something got into my ghost pepper plant and knocked one off, then left poop all over the place. This on a deck that is 12' off the ground. I am guessing it is a squirrel but I have never seen them poop on my deck before. Maybe he got a bite of ghost pepper and went into OMG mode?
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:37 AM   #2
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Most likely squirrel of the small little buggers.
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If he bit into one of the peppers, that is why the stuff is on the deck. lol
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:33 PM   #4
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From what I can find, squirrels don't like pepper.


https://homeguides.sfgate.com/smells...ke-101186.html


Those are tiny poops. Maybe a baby squirrel?


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http://www.wildlife-removal.com/squirrelpoop.html



Tree shrews like them, but don't know if they live near you.
Possums, well, I don't know.

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@raylo32 , how about some pics of the damage to the plant? That might provide a clue.
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Maybe he got a bite of ghost pepper and went into OMG mode?
Could be. According to the infinite wisdom of the internet, the only mammals that like hot peppers are humans a tree shrews. That could be a natural defense mechanism to expel the pepper.

Birds, however, will eat hot peppers. But that don't look like any kind of bird doo.
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That looks like a lot, for one little squirrel, and a chance OMG event.

Ever thought of getting a TRAIL CAMERA, and checking it daily for photos of what was messing around there?

A video of a squirrel having a FIT after biting a pepper would become an internet viral video success.


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