Squirrel death

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 17 Dec 2005 09:42:08 PST
Mary Sue's mention of a squirrel being accidentally electrocuted reminded 
me of another gardener's approach to a varmint (American for "vermin") 
problem. Possums (American for "opossums") were damaging the plants in his 
garden pond, so he strung a wire around it at possum height (they don't 
jump as far as we know, and they're really stupid) and ran a slight current 
through it. No more destroyed pond. You can get all sorts and strengths of 
electric animal deterrent devices, from the plastic-webbing-embedded wire 
used around horse paddocks to little mats meant to keep your cat from 
jumping on the kitchen counter. If I were better at tech stuff, I might 
experiment in that direction, but I don't have power out to my bulb 
collection at present.

Jane McGary

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