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Human urine - repellent?

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I have heard that human urine will repel raccoons and other wild predators.

My friend in Illinois said her husband swears by it and the last two years he has been "doing his thing" all around their sweet corn patch, that no raccoons have bothered their corn. They live in the country and are surrounded by fields and also wooded area close. (They are farmers)  And they do have plenty of raccoons!

I also was watching a 'survival' show that a couple survival experts were filming the two of them, out in a wild remote area. The one guy urinated all around their place they were staying, cause he said it would keep away any wild animals. I also was watching "python hunters" and when they found a nest of eggs (don't know if it was snake, turtle, gator, or what) that had been gotten into and some of the eggs destroyed, the one guy urinated around the area of the nest, cause they said it would repel raccoon, possum, etc.

So, how about it?  Any truth or fact to that?

Should my husband start using around the chicken yard as his toilet?????

post #2 of 16

As long as the neighbors don't complain.hide

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post #3 of 16

I say no.   I've done and still find racoon prints in the mud around the human door to the coop.    Now I live in suburbia (my neighbors can't see me) so maybe the racoons in my neighborhood don't see humans as a real threat.

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It may keep a fox or yote at bay for a short while. Better luck would have you taking a shirt you just wore out and hang it near the coop. Fox usually wont stand for a human, yotes are far more brazen. Coons really dont care! Coons need to have a food source gone or be trapped....once they find the henhouse they will ALWAYS come by to check it out even if they cant get in.

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Human urine does nothing to deter predators.I have heard human hair will to but i've never tested that.

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Why test on animals when there are so many pedifiles in prison?
Religion is for those afraid of going to hell,spirituality is for those who have been there.
I break for wild animals,i also shoot them,eat them and where there skins.
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Two Creeks Farm 

It may keep a fox or yote at bay for a short while. Better luck would have you taking a shirt you just wore out and hang it near the coop. Fox usually wont stand for a human, yotes are far more brazen. Coons really dont care! Coons need to have a food source gone or be trapped....once they find the henhouse they will ALWAYS come by to check it out even if they cant get in.


Ah! Thank you for this suggestion! I just found out, today, what's getting our chickens. A gray  fox. I was just wondering if there was some kind of predator urine for them that I could use. In L.A., we used coyote urine (yeah, try finding that in the middle of L.A.) to get rid of the raccoons living under our house. And I really don't want to trap and kill her due to possibly having cubs that depend on her.

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Originally Posted by Hoss1975 

Human urine does nothing to deter predators.I have heard human hair will to but i've never tested that.


I've been told that human urine is good for keeping deer out of the garden. Not a predator exactly (maybe to the veggies). I've never tried it, so I can't attest to it. And I just read in a magazine that human and dog hair (ask around salons and groomers for their leftovers) is good for keeping out squirrels in the garden too. Again, I've never tried that one....


Edited by ronikins - 5/12/11 at 10:33am
post #8 of 16

The hair and urine are very very short lived. If it worked, I wouldnt have deer in my gardens or coons and fox prowling around...I hardly go inside to urinate here haha.....ofcourse I am in the middle of nowhere so no biggy.

Ive had deer walk up and smell my urine (couldnt hold it in my treestand) and they did nothing but flick and ear and keep walking. Think of where you see deer (animals) and humans in the same areas...they get used to it(our presence and smell). Ive had fox turn inside out when they crossed my tracks and I usually wear rubber boots when I am deer hunting. They KNOW where you belong and where you dont!

The target animals main predator urine WILL help. Coyote urine for anything a Yote hunts....find it on trapping supply websites, very easy to get. Ive said it before, but a radio set to talk radio helps. Most predators hear a human voice and give the area a wide berth.

A good site for supplies

http://www.fntpost.com/Categories/Trapping/Baits,+Lures+Urines+and+Accessories/Lures/Lures+(Listed+by+Target+Animal)/Raccoon+Lures/


Edited by Two Creeks Farm - 5/12/11 at 10:43am
post #9 of 16

During all day deer hunts, from a tree stand, I've had to relieve myself more than a few times. I've still had deer, raccoon, possum, and skunks pass right under the tree, sometimes within minutes.

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Married to my highschool sweetheart, 3 children, 4 grand-children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 cockatiels, 4 BO, 4 BR, 2 RIRs, 2 Red SL, 2 black SL, 1 White Leghorn
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Two Creeks Farm 

Ive said it before, but a radio set to talk radio helps. Most predators hear a human voice and give the area a wide berth.

A good site for supplies

http://www.fntpost.com/Categories/Trapping/Baits,+Lures+Urines+and+Accessories/Lures/Lures+(Listed+by+Target+Animal)/Raccoon+Lures/


Thank you! Another good suggestion! I never would have thought of that!

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