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Re: Otter problem, help!

Many electrified stock fences have no power in them: after a few (or more) times
getting zapped, critters learn to stay away from them, charged or not. E.B. White,
creator of famous yachtsmouse Stuart Little, wrote a humorous article about them.
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Re: Otter problem, help!

Oddly enough it seems our horses are able to smell or somehow tell if the fence is on or not, weird. But clearly, River Otters are way down the evolutionary path from a horse. They even look pre-historic to me. Bet they have not evolved for a million years, the perfect killing and crapping machine.
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Re: Otter problem, help!

does not surprise me if horses can tell. Electricity does have a certain smell to it. Ozone.

I remember my little sister making the mistake of touching an electrified fence. I think she was 10.. I didn't know eyes could get that big
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Conibear!

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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.
How do you get the coyote to pee in the bottle?
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Re: Otter problem, help!

make him drink beer and keep him away from a urinal?
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Re: Otter problem, help!

I wonder how mousetraps in the cockpit would work. Wouldn't cause any serious injury ,but would sure hurt like hell, and startle the hell out of them. . They wouldn't trust your cockpit again.
My father kept the bears out of his driveway by sprinkling home heating fuel there. Covered any appetizing smells. My sister did the same with ammonia spray at sun down. Worked well.
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Maybe give these guys a call:
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Maybe give these guys a call:
They invented the Conibear!

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