Re: Raccoons (was: Re: IRC)

Richard Marsden (
Thu, 27 Jul 1995 11:21:16 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 27 Jul 1995, Philip Semanchuk wrote:

> The only method I've heard of for preventing deer from nibbling
> trees may keep raccoons away from your Sarracenia, too. Take a
> standard hand-held plant mister, crack a raw egg into it and fill
> it the rest of the way with water. Shake vigorously and let it
> sit until ripe. Spray it onto the plant and hopefully the
> raccoons will turn their sensitive noses elsewhere.

The standard Gardener's-Question-Time suggestion (don't know which guy -
Clay Jones??) is to use Tiger Sh*t. Obtainable from any passing circus or
nearby zoo, and particularly good at keeping cats out of the garden!