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  1. Rats eating Nikau seeds/seedlings

  2. My husband planted around 400 west coast Nikau seeds around 3 months ago (after sprouting them in bags etc). They were doing really well with around 8cm growth but a few days ago we found them all pulled out and the seeds stockpiled/eaten and the shoots and roots intact. We are thinking it is rats? Has anyone else had this experience? Thanks

  3. I know rats (and possums) eat them while still on the tree, and rats will eat any fallen fruit also. Not sure about rats pulling seedlings out, but could happen I suppose.

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