Monday, November 21, 2022

Something We Never Thought We'd Ever Buy

Roger just placed an order online to have delivered to our house... a container of Fox Urine. Seriously. We ordered some fox pee. LOL! It's true. Here's why. 

Remember these cute furry critters that were living under our tool shed? Well they decided to move into a larger more spacious habitat...under our house. We are willing to put up with a lot of stuff to accommodate wildlife, but skunks living under our house does not fall into that category at all. I was talking with my twin brother about the skunks, and he told me that he had heard that people use Fox Urine to deter skunks.


Is that a real thing, we wondered? Why yes it is. Hardware stores carry it and even Amazon has it. So, our order of Fox Urine is on its way. 

We hope it will work and the skunks will move on to a fox-pee-free environment. We'll keep you posted.

28 comments:

  1. well THAT is the most interesting thing I have heard in the last twenty minutes! How are foxes trained to pee in bottles?

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    1. Linda Sue-- Roger did some googling around and found some online conversations about this. Some say that foxes are probably in zoo-like cages and somehow pee into a drain that collects the urine. The whole thing is creepy to me, but I'm hoping it works.

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  2. In our part of the world, we are bothered by martens (weasels) that take shelter under the bonnet of cars and end up eating anything rubbery, they love it. You don't once they chewed through your brake cable. There isn't really any way to prevent that happening but some people swear by putting a bunch of hunting/gun dog's hair inside the bonnet. And yes, you can buy that online here.

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    1. Sabine-- That's so interesting about the martens and the dog hairs. I love knowing that you can actually buy that online there. The modern world is so interesting and surprising.

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  3. Aww, I am sorry the cuties have decided to go where unwelcome. I like the idea of deterrent and hope they get the message. Let us know.

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    1. Patti-- We only saw one hanging around by the backyard deck about a month ago. But yesterday I noticed a nice little entry way dug up under the deck. So, we're just doing a little fox-pee warning to not go any further.

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  4. Yes, definitely keep us posted. That wouldn't happen in Florida because we don't have basements or even crawl spaces. But we do have an opossum living under our shed.

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    1. Colette-- We don't have a basement, but we do have a deck and a crawl space under the house. I think that's where they may be hanging out. I'll keep you posted.

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  5. Yeah, skunks under the house, not a good idea. Like rats in the walls. And here I thought you were going to say a leaf blower. hee hee

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    1. ellen-- You made me laugh. Thank you for that. No leaf-blower here!

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  6. I've never heard of this but it makes good sense.

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    1. Red-- It does make sense. It is an interesting idea. We hope it works.

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  7. Well what a thing to buy! Hope it works, will be awaiting your follow-up story.

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    1. Ally-- Definitely the most unusual Amazon purchase we've ever made. We do hope it works.

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  8. Well, I feel bad for the skunks, but I get why you wouldn't want them living under your house! Hope the pee works. Buying a jar of anything's urine does sound bizarre. Ha!

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    1. Steve-- I feel bad for them too. They don't mean us any harm, but their defenses are really very stinky. It's true, buy a jar of urine sounds utterly bizarre.

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  9. I've never heard of that. Let us know if it works. When I had foxes living under our old deck, I didn't know it would deter other animals...LOL

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    1. Anonymous-- How interesting to have foxes living under your old deck. I've seen one here walking along the top of our fence. I wouldn't mind seeing them more often.

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  10. I hope it works for you. This was one reason why I had my cabin built on a slab rather than on skids. I want to be a steward to the wild things, but maybe not under my floor. Oddly, something (coyotes?) are peeing on the door frame of my cabin, and other critters are chewing the door frame, presumably to get the minerals in the urine. Maybe be careful where you spread/spray/apply your foxy urine?

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    1. Paul-- Now that could be quite an interesting development... the fox urine attracting other critters for minerals. This could get very complicated. Thank you for the advice. Much appreciated.

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  11. Yes, I've heard of this and other predator pee one can buy. I hope this works for you -- having skunks under the house is a scary proposition. I have had close encounters with their spray and it is NOT a pleasant experience! -Tara

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    1. Tara-- We've had close encounters with their spray when our neighbor's cat had an interaction with them right next door. Not a pleasant experience at all.

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  12. Oh for sure, keep us posted. I guess the skunks will leave you alone if they get thoroughly pissed off. (or on)

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    1. Catalyst--- "Thoroughly pissed off"... that's perfect. We had such a good laugh. We'll keep you posted.

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  13. Hopefully, this will be a solution to the skunk issue, Robin, so do keep us posted and Catalyst certainly said it best.

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    1. Beatrice-- We're planning on using the spray when the skunks return. They do a lot of traveling around. Yes, Catalyst definitely summed it up quite well!

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