Human urine as predator deterrent?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickbea, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, since I had to put my dog down, I have had a predictable increase in nightly visits from predators. I haven't had any losses yet (knocking on wood...), but I have had to spring suddenly out of bed a couple of times - not good for my heart!
    Over the years I've heard people say that if you pee around the perimeter of your land, it helps keep predators away. I can see the rationale behind it, but do you think there is any scientific value to the theory?
    Mind you, I don't plan to do the deed myself. It sounds like a job for the men in the family... [​IMG]
     
  2. Betsy

    Betsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that it works. If you do have the men in your family do the deed, make sure they do it in the dead of night or they'll be in BIG trouble!
     
  3. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mind you, this is not a predator, but we have a huge deer issue. I've been planting things for years just to have them eaten. So finally I started sending my husband out to pee around the perimeter of all the flowers in the spring, every other night. Worked like a charm! [​IMG]

    So hopefully it would work the same for predators.
     
  4. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I've also heard human hair, collected from barber shops and spread around, acts as a repellent.
     
  5. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I'll give the hair a try as well.
    I don't need to worry for volunteers - my neighbor to the south will be more than happy to help my husband out... [​IMG]
     
  6. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess that calls for another BBQ [​IMG] Ill collect all the guys, give em a few beers and send em into the woods. LOL I can just see it now [​IMG]

    Shannon
     
  7. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Well at least I now know why I haven't had any predator issues...[​IMG]
     
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  9. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you guys crack me up!

    (but I will be telling DH and DS exactly where to go from now on!)
     
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

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