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In the last couple days something started gnawing up my flower beds. They look like someone trampled them, until closer inspection. I can see where something chewed the stems off, but it’s like they chewed the flowers down but didn’t eat anything. I’ve never seen rabbits do this, they’re destructive but they eat the plants. Any ideas?
 

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No clue. But I am going to follow this because I have a similar situation with Cocosmia in my back yard. Something shews off the plants and leaves them right there. Does not bother other plants.

The little %#@%%$#*....
 

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Could also be voles.....if you can do a stakeout, they will usually show up within an hour. Probably wouldn't catch them on a trail cam.
 

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Any recommendations on caliber for voles? Thinking the .220 swift with some stiff loads will be fine, given good shot placement.
 

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You guys - .220 Swift or a .40 for VOLES. Dream on!

You need 00 Buck for them delivered from a Turkey Choke 12 gage. Also, have plenty of back up ordinance as them Voles are pack killers just like chipmunks and some species of night crawlers.
Also, if they attack, save the last round for yourself as you do not want to be taken alive.
 

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Any recommendations on caliber for voles? Thinking the .220 swift with some stiff loads will be fine, given good shot placement.
Naw, at least a .40 cal.!

I'd go with solids as well. On a broadside shots softpoints would be fine, but if you are faced with a racking shot you want to be certain to break them down. Wounded voles are nothing to fool with.
 
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