Do Deer Eat Arisaemae?

Rand Nicholson writserv at NBNET.NB.CA
Thu Feb 11 06:05:42 CET 1999

>In a message dated 2/10/99 11:30:39 AM Pacific Standard Time,
>awootten at NRAO.EDU writes:
><< A friend was advising me on a  very short list of deer-tolerant plants but
>she didn't know whether they  ate arisaemae.  Does anyone on the list? >>
>My experience is that animals instinctively never eat plants that are
>Jeanne Hannah
>USDA Zone 5b

I very much doubt that "animals instinctively never eat plants that are
poisonous". They are taught by their parents, or their tongues: Hit and miss.

Take a human baby for example: These suckers will gladly glug drano right
out of the can and wash it down with Javex. MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm.

Unfortunately, cat's have more sense, except when it comes to antifreeze.


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