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Re: Porcupines Still Chewing on Car Wires In

Postby unclegar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:29 pm

Dex wrote:
unclegar wrote:I sprinkled moth ball crystals around my car and a few underneath and had no issue with porcupines that time (and there were some around), so I'd say that worked.



I guessing a few people will pop up to say that moth balls are poisonous.
Would just putting them in a few containers around the car work?


I did change to moth balls from the moth ball crystals (my original post) since they are very easy to clean up and take with you for the next trip. I still haven't taken the time to research the chemistry behind them but did see some of the comments on another thread about them being poisonous and hazardous and intend to do some research on the subject. I may change my mind again and stop using them altogether after reading about them, but from my experience they do work. I did also put them on my car hood and engine.
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Re: Porcupines Still Chewing on Car Wires In

Postby kbmiller » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:00 am

from: http://ushotstuff.com/wg/PorcupineSmp.htm


Marinated Porcupine Chops

Amount Measure Ingredient Preparation Method
6 Porcupine chops
3 Fingers coltsfoot salt
1 qt Maple sap
2 sm Wild onions
4 Wild leeks

Pour the sap in a birch bark container or other non-metallic
container. Cut up the onions into small pieces and add to the sap.
Place the porcupine chops one at a time into the solution, placing
one wild leek between the chops. Let stand overnight in a cool
place. In the morning grease the stone griddle with fat and remove
the chops from the marinade and fry on the griddle. Serve on hot
cornmeal cakes.


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New England Broiled Porcupine Liver

Recipe By: Jacqueline E. Knight

Amount Measure Ingredient Preparation Method
Porcupine liver(s)
Bacon slices

Soak the whole liver in salted water for 15 minutes. Remove,
drain, and wipe dry. Cut liver into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Drop
slices into boiling water for 1 minute. Remove, drain, and cool.
Remove thin membrane fron edges and all gristle and tubes. Wrap
each slice with a slice of bacon and broil for 5 minutes.

Comments: Since the porky is a sedentary animal, the liver is
relatively large. The liver is very sweet and is considered one of
the finest of game livers.

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Re: Porcupines Still Chewing on Car Wires In

Postby geojed » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:38 pm

Personally I prefer the Holy Hand Grenade security system to keep rabbits from chewing on my car's brake lines.

Careful there, don't risk a frontal assault. That rabbit is dynamite!
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Re: Porcupines Still Chewing on Car Wires In

Postby screeman57 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:18 pm

geojed wrote:Careful there, don't risk a frontal assault. That rabbit is dynamite!

"One, two.... FIVE!" Is it just me, or have Monty Python clips been popping up all over the place lately in all sorts of different contexts (completely appropriate, of course). =D>
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Re: Porcupines Still Chewing on Car Wires In

Postby beerhiker » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:09 pm

a year ago this month I had a squirrel eat my main wiring harness beyond repair, new wiring harness $1100, $1000 labor to replace, rental car, 10 days without truck. Luckily insurance covered it but still a PITA. I now have mothballs in a mesh bag zip tied to harness inside engine bay. I have to replace mothballs about every 6 weeks as they evaporate, cant smell it inside truck, but if wind is right can get a whiff outside. No problems with vermin since. Also there are 2 kinds of mothballs, I was told to get the bad ones (poisonous?).

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