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LMAO. Hope the granules work for you.
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Re: Otter problem, help!

It might be easier to make your boat otter-proof by covering the opening through which they get in. If one of your otters is a dominant male, the fox urine will not deter them one bit. Most likely just make them mad and eager to cover up fox urine with their own scent.
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Hopefully it will work! That makes me feel better.
I am just not sure if Fox is a natural predator of River Otters, it just might be the other way around. If this does not work I need to find Honey Badger urine. Or maybe coyote urine.
Or Grizzly Bear urine, or Sasquatch urine...
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I would definatly think up some sort of temporary fence or door you could put into that transom opening
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I would definatly think up some sort of temporary fence or door you could put into that transom opening
I'm thinking razor wire
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Re: Otter problem, help!

Google "ScatMat" or try PetSafe.com. A few harmless but painful electric shocks might do the trick. Be glad you're not in Newport Beach, Ca. dealing with sea lions!
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Re: Otter problem, help!

Boy didn't realize what a sheltered life I have up here in New England. Killer river otters, and angry sea lions . Sorry about suggesting fox pee. Clearly not up to the task. My bad. If anybody has a suggestion about preventing the cormorants from crapping on the boat as they fly over or find no place to land I'd be appreciative. Maybe we can import river otters to eat the cormorant eggs. Nothing as tenacious as bird poop.
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Re: Otter problem, help!

...replace copper-based VOC-emitting bottom paint with cormorant
poop?

(see this thread in the gear section:

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Re: Otter problem, help!

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Google "ScatMat" or try PetSafe.com. A few harmless but painful electric shocks might do the trick. Be glad you're not in Newport Beach, Ca. dealing with sea lions!
We have a scatmat at home, I may try that but I did not think it was water proof.



Plan B, Coyote urine, a lot of coyote's around here, the River Otter may take notice of this. And the Coyote is listed as a natural predator to the River Otter.



Plan C,


Plan D,
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