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Re: 'Coon Fence?
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Posted by IHank on July 28, 2001 at 09:33:52 from (126.96.36.199):
In Reply to: 'Coon Fence? posted by Monica Duncan on July 28, 2001 at 07:00:23:
Monica- I suspect that the solution you want simply don't exist. The black mask on the coon's face should tell you they're big time, highly capable, robbers.
The hot wire will probably keep out the "riff-raff" (deer & skunks & possums). The radio, lights, and dog combo might get you some entertainment though.
Long ago I tried that. The coons taught my dog to enjoy sweet corn and he munched it right up with the best of the coons. Trouble was, the dog fetched his up by his dog house and we ended up with the yard full of shucks and cobs. The coons also hired the dog to be the caller for an all nite square dance party they had in the corn patch! (grin & wink here)
Seriously, the best luck I had with this problem was planting 4 side rows of the cornfield, along the lane, to sweet corn- about 3/4 mile long. The critters started munching on the East end, away from the house, and the people on the West end.
There was enough corn for all. Everybody pigged out to where they ended up diareah so bad that they gave up on fresh sweet corn before they bumped into each other in the middle. Grins, IHank
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