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I have some gulls that sit on our boom and the top of our mast, but our real problem is with our little powerboat. When I have it covered some egrets come by and poop on it to the n'th degree. I'm thinking of getting a spider device that has a lot of springy tentacles and turns in the wind. Has anyone used one before?

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Originally Posted by benesailor View Post
Hellosailor, thanks for the particulars.

Honestly, Look around. Find out why they like the local area so much. Where do they eat? Get rid of it. Where do they nest? do away with it.
Birds don't like what they can't see, they are looking for there predators. We let the grass grow tall. (7-14 inches)Plant thick shrubs along any water edges. Manage trees to discourage roosting and nesting. Why are they loafing at your location? Are they in between feedings?
I am actually moored in their loafing location so I can't really blame them
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Blutoyz; i appreciate that you are taking one for the team. That must be your boat moored out there covered in poo.

Hellosailor, $15k is cheap for lassie. If you can run and swim like lassie i'll gladly pay you the money. The sad part is, these dogs really look like they enjoy doing this all day. There handlers get to sit back and watch. Unfortunately; i can't pay the dog directly. We primarily use them to get rid of geese/waterfowl before they nest.
As far as shooting the birds; it's not the USWS, it's the general public that goes haywire. If you kill something they go wild. God forbid i save there plane from sucking up a critter.

For those that are on a mooring.......Get a squirrel
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