would cayenne pepper keep rats away from duck nest?

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  1. Kroelies

    Kroelies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good afternoon fellow duck people,

    Yesterday, I saw a rat. It was just walking through the backyard like no big deal, it was not even dusk. When my dad and I went to check it out, the rat went right to where Zorro is brooding. She's been on the nest for 2 weeks and I'm just so worried the rat will take the eggs! Could I sprinkle some cayenne pepper around the nest to keep the rat away? And the pepper isn't toxic to other animals, right?

    Please help me out here, I had never seen a rat before and it wasn't big but scared me anyway. I'm just so worried for Zorro's eggs and I don't know what to do :(
     

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