My neck of the woods is overrun with deer, coyotes, woodchucks, raccoons and squirrels, and my neighbors have been getting their clocks cleaned. I intend to keep out the deer and coyotes with an appropriately tall fence, but I'm sure the raccoons and squirrels will have no problem getting past it. While keeping a dog could keep the animals at bay, my ultimate goal is to come up with a comprehensive solution that doesn't involve the place looking like some forbidding Small Town USA POW camp, replete with razor wire and spikes and snarling junkyard dobermans.
So I think it might be simple: a greased pole laid horizontally atop the fence? I've seen how a good greased bird-feeder pole can ruin a squirrel's day, has anyone ever tried this on the top of a fence?
The main show is in the last minute or two, but what I get from the vid is that one of their main assets is an 8' horizontal jump and pure tenaciousness. I happened to personally involved because they have taken up winter residence in my sisters house
snakes are really good at eating slugs. And you wouldn't think it, but so are tiny ads: