Don't Toss Those Fruit Remnants On The Trail (1 Viewer)

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Sweetheart of the Rodeo
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Jul 20, 2016
I've often tossed apple cores in wooded areas thinking animals would eat the remnants and the rest would quickly decompose. Oops - that might not be such a good idea.

First, the fruit may not be well digested among different animals.

Second, it may cause animals to become habituated to less desirable places such as along roads and trails. Coyote will eat fruits and veggies, but having them near people and pets is not a good mix. Let's not forget the ants - they quickly descend in numbers if something juicy is available.

Thirdly, the rate of decomposition will vary from climate to climate. Even with our warm temperatures, banana peels seem to go on forever.

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