Fw: [CH] Banning possums

Gil White (gilbert.white@sympatico.ca)
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 23:26:15 -0400

According to one of the characters in a Spider Robinson novel, it has to be
the urine from a meat eater.  Vegetarian urine doesn't keep squat away, even
when heavily laced with chiles.


-----Original Message-----
From: Frank J. Hashek <pepperking@mindspring.com>
To: chile-heads@globalgarden.com <chile-heads@globalgarden.com>
Date: Sunday, April 26, 1998 2:17 PM
Subject: [CH] Banning possums

>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