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Topic: Unwanted intruder in the garden
Posted By: Eastern outpost
Subject: Unwanted intruder in the garden
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 5:49pm
Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?


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Posted By: Ffidel Bennett
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 6:26pm
Miaow is pretty good at putting people off. See if he does the same for your mystery animal.


Posted By: Bryn@man
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 6:34pm
How do you know it’s an animal?


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 7:57pm
Originally posted by Bryn@man Bryn@man wrote:

How do you know it’s an animal?
I’ve seen enough of Chris Packham, Nature/Autumn/Spring-watch etc on TV to know the difference between animal and human poo.

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Posted By: surfing-mtber
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 8:51pm
Had this issue with neighbours cats, clearing over 20 poos at a time. Tried every thing including lion poo from the local zoo!! Nothing worked until we purchased an animal water scarer from Amazon. They hate it, water and sound of machine. No more problems after years of frustration. Works on animals from deer to birds. Attaches to a garden hose. You'll have to turn it off before you let the dogs out!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4


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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 9:03pm
Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Had this issue with neighbours cats, clearing over 20 poos at a time. Tried every thing including lion poo from the local zoo!! Nothing worked until we purchased an animal water scarer from Amazon. They hate it, water and sound of machine. No more problems after years of frustration. Works on animals from deer to birds. Attaches to a garden hose. You'll have to turn it off before you let the dogs out!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4
Many thanks. That looks great for one end of the garden.

I’d not seen this type of thing before.

How easy is it to obtain lion poo from the zoos, too? I think that might be a good idea, too.


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Posted By: surfing-mtber
Date Posted: 26 January 2020 at 10:29pm
Depends on your local zoo?!! It doesn't work for cats, this scarer is the only effective deterent. It sprays an ark of water approx 7m in diameter, depending on water pressure. Move around the garden and keep them guessing, there's no dodging the infrared.

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 27 January 2020 at 6:30pm
Had the local Chris Packham round to inspect the “traces”.

Seems like it’s a bit unusual. He thinks it’s a member of the cat family but not your normal domestic moggy type.

He thought it was something bigger, as he was surprised at the amount of “traces” left behind.


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Posted By: surfing-mtber
Date Posted: 27 January 2020 at 6:39pm
Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 27 January 2020 at 6:55pm
Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.


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Posted By: EssexTurk
Date Posted: 27 January 2020 at 11:00pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.

When I lived for a while on the Suffolk/Essex border there was always a headline in the local rag about a big cat having escaped Colchester zoo. 

Similarly with the now closed to the public big cat rescue/zoo in Basildon. But the big fear there was would the big cats survive on the mean streets of Pitsea and Vange with all the crazies that live there.

I feel a visit to B&Q for an infrared cctv system in the offing.


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 27 January 2020 at 11:51pm
Originally posted by EssexTurk EssexTurk wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.

When I lived for a while on the Suffolk/Essex border there was always a headline in the local rag about a big cat having escaped Colchester zoo. 

Similarly with the now closed to the public big cat rescue/zoo in Basildon. But the big fear there was would the big cats survive on the mean streets of Pitsea and Vange with all the crazies that live there.

I feel a visit to B&Q for an infrared cctv system in the offing.
not even a black panther would last on the streets of colchester for long before some div eats it  or a 12 year old in souped up gti ran it over 😂😂. Ps hows sarffend these days? Still a hell hole!!


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 4:47am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by EssexTurk EssexTurk wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.

When I lived for a while on the Suffolk/Essex border there was always a headline in the local rag about a big cat having escaped Colchester zoo. 

Similarly with the now closed to the public big cat rescue/zoo in Basildon. But the big fear there was would the big cats survive on the mean streets of Pitsea and Vange with all the crazies that live there.

I feel a visit to B&Q for an infrared cctv system in the offing.
not even a black panther would last on the streets of colchester for long before some div eats it  or a 12 year old in souped up gti ran it over 😂😂. Ps hows sarffend these days? Still a hell hole!!
it's not just gardens where cats are becoming pests.


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Posted By: Rob o'r Bont
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 7:25am
Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
There was the Beast of Bont once that went around savaging sheep.  Someone told me that if I was confronted by it, the best way to defend myself was to throw poo at it.  When I asked 'what if there was no poo', the guy said - 'there will be'. Smile

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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 7:29am
Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by EssexTurk EssexTurk wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.

When I lived for a while on the Suffolk/Essex border there was always a headline in the local rag about a big cat having escaped Colchester zoo. 

Similarly with the now closed to the public big cat rescue/zoo in Basildon. But the big fear there was would the big cats survive on the mean streets of Pitsea and Vange with all the crazies that live there.

I feel a visit to B&Q for an infrared cctv system in the offing.
not even a black panther would last on the streets of colchester for long before some div eats it  or a 12 year old in souped up gti ran it over 😂😂. Ps hows sarffend these days? Still a hell hole!!
it's not just gardens where cats are becoming pests.

You're on the ball Nige I'll give you that.Clap


Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 7:29am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.

How close is that Zoo EO?LOL


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 12:49pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
That might be more Yeti-like Wink

Might be a slurry monster with all the “traces” spread about.

How close is that Zoo EO?LOL
I’ll be on google maps later, checking up.

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 12:50pm
Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Beast from the 'East' then?!LOL
There was the Beast of Bont once that went around savaging sheep.  Someone told me that if I was confronted by it, the best way to defend myself was to throw poo at it.  When I asked 'what if there was no poo', the guy said - 'there will be'. Smile
Very good LOLBig smileLOL

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Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 4:43pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?

You will be relieved to hear - I have on good authority - that your problem animal has been banned from your garden - and ours!WinkThumbs Up


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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 28 January 2020 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?

You will be relieved to hear - I have on good authority - that your problem animal has been banned from your garden - and ours!WinkThumbs Up
Is that perceptiveness or imaginative thinking? Wink

The dogs will rest peacefully this evening, then, although that might be the result of the long walk they had.

I am still likely to pursue the infrared water deterrent, as you never know when unwanted pests might return.


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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 29 January 2020 at 8:51am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?

You will be relieved to hear - I have on good authority - that your problem animal has been banned from your garden - and ours!WinkThumbs Up
Is that perceptiveness or imaginative thinking? Wink

The dogs will rest peacefully this evening, then, although that might be the result of the long walk they had.

I am still likely to pursue the infrared water deterrent, as you never know when unwanted pests might return.

Good thinking EO - the buggers are always lurking.LOL


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 29 January 2020 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?

You will be relieved to hear - I have on good authority - that your problem animal has been banned from your garden - and ours!WinkThumbs Up
Is that perceptiveness or imaginative thinking? Wink

The dogs will rest peacefully this evening, then, although that might be the result of the long walk they had.

I am still likely to pursue the infrared water deterrent, as you never know when unwanted pests might return.

Good thinking EO - the buggers are always lurking.LOL
My idea of searchlight and machine gun towers fell at the planning permission stage.

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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 11:29am
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?

You will be relieved to hear - I have on good authority - that your problem animal has been banned from your garden - and ours!WinkThumbs Up
Is that perceptiveness or imaginative thinking? Wink

The dogs will rest peacefully this evening, then, although that might be the result of the long walk they had.

I am still likely to pursue the infrared water deterrent, as you never know when unwanted pests might return.

Good thinking EO - the buggers are always lurking.LOL
My idea of searchlight and machine gun towers fell at the planning permission stage.

No recent sightings I understand. 


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Following on from the success of Rob o’r Bont’s daffodil thread,  I thought I’d try for some help with an issue we’ve got.

There’s a mysterious animal that comes into our garden, craps any/everywhere and clears off.

It drives our dogs nuts.

Any suggestions on dog-friendly deterrents?

You will be relieved to hear - I have on good authority - that your problem animal has been banned from your garden - and ours!WinkThumbs Up
Is that perceptiveness or imaginative thinking? Wink

The dogs will rest peacefully this evening, then, although that might be the result of the long walk they had.

I am still likely to pursue the infrared water deterrent, as you never know when unwanted pests might return.

Good thinking EO - the buggers are always lurking.LOL
My idea of searchlight and machine gun towers fell at the planning permission stage.

No recent sightings I understand. 
The dogs have been very tranquil, at least on the outside. 

I’m sure they’re ready to leap into action should the need arise.


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Posted By: surfing-mtber
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 6:03pm
I've played this as straight as I can! LOL

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 6:26pm
I was particularly touched by Haydn’s offer to send over a seagull to act as a deterrent.

Was there one from his conservatory thread? 

Must be quite a pensioner by now, if it’s the same one.


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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 6:41pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

I was particularly touched by Haydn’s offer to send over a seagull to act as a deterrent.

Was there one from his conservatory thread? 

Must be quite a pensioner by now, if it’s the same one.
I should add I don’t think he was suggesting using it as bait; more as an aerial threat to the intruder.

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Posted By: Nikostratos
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 10:01pm
Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Had this issue with neighbours cats, clearing over 20 poos at a time. Tried every thing including lion poo from the local zoo!! Nothing worked until we purchased an animal water scarer from Amazon. They hate it, water and sound of machine. No more problems after years of frustration. Works on animals from deer to birds. Attaches to a garden hose. You'll have to turn it off before you let the dogs out!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4
Many thanks. That looks great for one end of the garden.

I’d not seen this type of thing before.

How easy is it to obtain lion poo from the zoos, too? I think that might be a good idea, too.


There's a product called Silent Roar which is a sterilised version.  I've found that it works fairly well as long as you follow the instructions (clear away all poo, wear plastic gloves that are supplied with the product).  It's not particularly cheap, though, and doesn't last forever.  The animal scarers can work well, but that depends on the layout of the garden.  Mine's 100ft long but only about 15 wide, so it would be spraying the neighbours' gardens on both sides and only covering a small part of mine.

'Drives the dogs nuts' sounds more like a fox or a badger to me, though.  This site might help: https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how-to/identify-wildlife/how-to-identify-animal-droppings/" rel="nofollow - https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how-to/identify-wildlife/how-to-identify-animal-droppings/


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 10:07pm
Originally posted by Nikostratos Nikostratos wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

Had this issue with neighbours cats, clearing over 20 poos at a time. Tried every thing including lion poo from the local zoo!! Nothing worked until we purchased an animal water scarer from Amazon. They hate it, water and sound of machine. No more problems after years of frustration. Works on animals from deer to birds. Attaches to a garden hose. You'll have to turn it off before you let the dogs out!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pest-XT-Operated-Activated-Repellent/dp/B071Z7YZ3F/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=animal+water+scarer&qid=1580071548&sr=8-4
Many thanks. That looks great for one end of the garden.

I’d not seen this type of thing before.

How easy is it to obtain lion poo from the zoos, too? I think that might be a good idea, too.


There's a product called Silent Roar which is a sterilised version.  I've found that it works fairly well as long as you follow the instructions (clear away all poo, wear plastic gloves that are supplied with the product).  It's not particularly cheap, though, and doesn't last forever.  The animal scarers can work well, but that depends on the layout of the garden.  Mine's 100ft long but only about 15 wide, so it would be spraying the neighbours' gardens on both sides and only covering a small part of mine.

'Drives the dogs nuts' sounds more like a fox or a badger to me, though.  This site might help: https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how-to/identify-wildlife/how-to-identify-animal-droppings/" rel="nofollow - https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how-to/identify-wildlife/how-to-identify-animal-droppings/
Many thanks. I’ll look into the Silent Roar and thanks for the link to the identifying the stuff.

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Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 30 January 2020 at 10:08pm
Originally posted by surfing-mtber surfing-mtber wrote:

I've played this as straight as I can! LOL
Some very helpful suggestions, too.

Your contribution is very much appreciated. Big smile


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