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Posted by Handsome54 6a (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 7, 12 at 16:06

Lots of discussion here on the effectiveness of electric fences in attempting to deter wildlife from entering gardens......... Well, I have the rabbits in check, but as my corn starts to silk, I've just added another device that won't stop the coons, but it just might give me some insight into how they're able to penetrate a 7 strand (very hot) fence ........

When I get some actual pics of coons eating my sweetcorn, I'll post them!!!! LOL

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  • Posted by t-bird Chicago 5/6 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 7, 12 at 16:25

lol! Keep us posted!

I was tempted to plant corn this year - but I'm not ready to fight off the racoons. The terrier is keeping squirrels and rabbit at bay by day - didn't want to chance luring something fiercer!


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Will do t-bird! Next pics I post will prolly be of a 10' razor wire confinement around my garden, with several armed guards!!


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Haha...good idea! Those darn racoons!!! I just saw in an ad paper the other day that a local hardware store was selling solar powered motion activated spotlights for around 20 bucks a piece. I wonder if that would be enough to scare the buggers long enough to get a decent harvest...


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The tempation for a meal overrides all else. You can try all the deterring tactics you want, but when an animal like a raccoon finds a meal that it MUST have, it will stop at nothing. Lights will do nothing to stop them, except maybe spook them at first, but rest assured, that they'll muster up the guts to enter the light in one night.

Squirrels are they same. I had one that kept chasing the birds off our feeders and hanging there, eating all the sunflower seed. I'd grab the hose and spray it, and the squirrel would race to the top of the tree, trembling in fear. I'd go inside then, figuring he'd surely leave. Nope, he slowly ventures down the tree and hops right back on the feeder. The temptation of an easy meal was just too overpowering. Raccoons are far worse, and much smarter, so if you have them, I wish you the best of luck in your battles.

Joe


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I LOVE my game camera, it was the unfortunate recipient of a lightning strike, burned a hole in the memory card. The second one is on its way.
I am looking into armed guards now. Good luck, and keep us posted!


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