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Old 11-02-2009, 10:15 PM   #16
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Would the sudden noise of the leaf blower make him spray?

I've heard that one reason for skunks coming into a yard is that they're digging for grubs under the surface of the soil.

Try spreading something like Grub-ex under there.

The only other thing I can think of would be to put a pan full of anti-freeze under the porch at night. Animals love the taste of it, but it kills them. If you have cats or dogs that wander through your yard at night though, you wouldn't want to do this.

Btw, I'm not positive, but you may be the first person who ever posted pictures of poop on the forum. LOL
And what (do you think) are they doing in labs. It's been presented in a "Scientific" way. If it helps solve the problem, it was all worthwhile. Eliminate confusion Through Education Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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Old 11-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #17
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???? I'm not sure what you mean.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:41 PM   #18
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???? I'm not sure what you mean.
You're saying that the OP is the "first person to publish the picture of poop on line". My response was that it's done for the purpose of ID'ing the animal.The same way in labs many unsavory things are done for the sake of making Scientific progress. I personally couldn't handle Lab rats or mice. Eliminate confusion through Education; Don't Drink and Drive, Ever !!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:58 PM   #19
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Oh, I see. I knew why he posted the picture, I was just goofing around about being the first one to post pictures of it on the forum, not on line though.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #20
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Maybe it's just an optical illusion but the two zoomed in "items" look like heads with eyes.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:27 PM   #21
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Since this thread was revived I might as well post the outcome.

Shortly after my last post, Ace Hardware had a sale on Critter Ridder so I bought it. It was unbelievable how well it worked. I put the container in my garage and didn't get around to opening it for a couple days. During that time I noticed that there hadn't been any "calling cards" on the porch. So I waited longer, and they never re-appeared.

That stuff is a miracle product! I didn't even have to open it to get rid of the critter!

Seriously, though, whatever it was never came back.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:51 PM   #22
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Glad to hear it worked so well. It must be a huge relief not having to worry about that any more.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:42 PM   #23
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Oh, I see. I knew why he posted the picture, I was just goofing around about being the first one to post pictures of it on the forum, not on line though.
Thank you for pointing out the distinction. It's just that I didn't have the EXACT quote in front of me when I posted the reply. (Blaming someone or something else for my own mistakes) (No text this time)
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:37 PM   #24
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Judging from the size and shape of the specimens, as compared to the ruler, and the internal remains of bug wings/shells: Those certainly look like "frog poop", I'm serious. You mention that this evidence is found on your front porch, do you by chance leave a light on at night which would attract bugs? This would attract the frogs. I'm not talking about the little green tree frogs, the big ole toad frogs is what I'm talking about. They lie low during the day and come out at night to feed. Porch lights, such as mine, will attract bugs, the frogs just sit there waiting for the bugs to light near them, and zap! they catch them. Frogs do not digest the wings of bugs and shells of beetles, etc. My morning, when you see these specimens, they have dried out which makes them easy to break apart. That's my best guess, David
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And keep in mind, once you trap it, what are you going to do with it. In our area, commercial trappers have to dispose of the animal. Haven't seen it in print but you can't transport an animal to a new location if the animal is susceptible to rabies.
My trapper is a sap and relocates squirrels out into the country. By law he has to dispose of other critters like raccoons. Rabies is not a major issue here but some animals, like raccoons carry diseases in their feces that can be really dangerous to the young and old among us. Animal HIV/AIDs was big around Cincinnati and the neighboring part of Kentucky especially with cats and things they came in contact with.

I have international markets around so cayenne pepper comes in huge bags for next to nothing. It sometimes works. The pest control pro I use also has stuff he sprays that seems to keep most critters away most of the time.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:41 PM   #26
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I don't think it is an animal at all. To verify you could just put down some flour or talcum powder and look at the tracks in the morning. I would say you have frogs my friend. At least by the pic. Raccoon, opossum or rat droppings don't really fit but frogs diets are insects (I know these others eat them too) and can be quite big even though they may be small. Check the top edge of the porch wall where the ceiling meets.

I have written an article on it and you could follow my profile to get to it if you like.

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