[CH] Banning possums

Frank J. Hashek (pepperking@mindspring.com)
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 10:41:26 -0500

This will work.  Haven't had experience with the coyote thing, but read (in
Organic Gardening) a number of years ago, that the same is true of human
urine.  Being besieged by racoons in the corn patch at the time, I went out
on a dark night ........ and the racoon damage ceased.  

Actually, I am envious of the person with the problem because I now have
just a small raised bed for a few chiles and a few other plants.

Running on chile power, Frank

>Reply-To: Andie Paysinger <asenji@earthlink.net>
>There is a "product" made for training dogs - it is coyote urine
>scent.   A few drops scattered along the perimeter of your garden will
>scare off possums (and other garden pests like rabbits and even deer).
>The scent is strong when you first apply it but fades into the
>background within a day (to human noses).  However it is pretty potent
>stuff and will last even through a fairly heavy rain.
>Andie Paysinger & the PENDRAGON Basenjis,Teafer,Cheesy,Singer & Player
>asenji@earthlink.net    So. Calif. USA   "In the face of adversity, be
>patient, in the face of a basenji, be prudent, be canny, be on your