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IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:01:41 PM »
Once again my Carrie mango tree got thinned out this year by some moron taking the fruit 30 days too soon.  Carrie here ripens in Mid-July/Early August.  I don't mind people helping themselves to the occasional ripe fruit since I share with neighbors anyway, but what really jerks my chain is mango thieves that are too blithering stupid and steal mangoes that aren't even close to being ready & just waste the fruit.   I suspect it's my neighbors landscapers, workers, etc......since all my neighbors know all they have to do is ask.

Any suggestions on how to booby trap mango trees?  Punji stakes, Malaysian swing, Bear Trap, Claymores, ICE Agents?
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 06:51:04 PM by nighthawk0911@yahoo.com »

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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 05:11:18 PM »
You could booby trap some random fruit, just making sure that you know which ones they are.  ;)  I mean, a really evil person could literally poison them, but you could always go with something more mild, like a healthy injection of capsaicin oil  ;)
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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 05:19:57 PM »
Nobody will try to taste the fruit if it doesn't ripen. A better idea is to try to zip-tie the hanging fruit to the branches where they might be hidden from view.

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 05:39:06 PM »
Put a fake camera on them and put a sign next to it that says you are on video.  Dont steel the fruit or face criminal charges.  Stealing fruit in CA especially off a farm is a big deal.  They will throw the book at you.  Maybe not for stealing fruit from someones yard but if you get caught stealing fruit from a farm you go to jail.
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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 05:52:09 PM »
Talk to neighbors and have them inform their landscapers that they are being watched.  That if they do it again,  beatings will comence...
And if its not them,  at leaste they will think twice if tempted by the sweet looking mangos.

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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 06:13:22 PM »

Put up a sign saying ---

WARNING!
Steal only ripe mangoes
« Last Edit: Today at 06:25:36 AM by zands »

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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 06:21:00 PM »
I have some rosary peas for you to offer them

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2018, 09:06:57 PM »
Put a security camera sign up and put bird netting around the tree. The signs will deter most thieves but the netting should prevent the rest. Ive had no thefts since I put up my real high definition security cameras.

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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2018, 09:38:14 PM »
I have some rosary peas for you to offer them

00 lead roasary beads?
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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2018, 09:43:51 PM »
The thing is I really don't mind people helping themselves....it's the idiots I can't stand.  Had a neighbor who helped herself to what she thought were my limes.  She had the gall to tell me my limes were the worst she had ever tasted.  What she had done is pick a bunch of my green juvenile Harvey lemons.  I can understand why there aren't any "U-Pick" mango or avocado operations.  Too many idiots.

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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #11 on: Today at 01:01:20 AM »
how about setting up motion detection sprinkler?

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« Reply #12 on: Today at 01:03:18 AM »
or motion detected loud speaker that turns on with announcement: Mango thieves , mango thieves

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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #13 on: Today at 01:37:43 AM »
A motion detection sprinkler with an injection of "liquid ass" of squirt deer urine on the mangos. Chris

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« Reply #14 on: Today at 02:50:23 AM »
A motion detection sprinkler with an injection of "liquid ass" of squirt deer urine on the mangos. Chris

Israeli crowd control spray?
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Re: IDIOT MANGO THIEVES - SOLUTIONS WANTED
« Reply #15 on: Today at 08:14:42 AM »
I would hang doggie poop bags full of poop with a sign saying try these I'm sure you will like them!
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« Reply #16 on: Today at 09:57:51 AM »
some people eat them green so they likely know what they are picking.

 

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