Back To Top
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: need some advice on dealing with porcupines.
Porkies and gray squirrels have been gnawin' on my camp since the year it was built. Even the pressure treated decks and railings, but mostly on the underside of the old cabin that's on piers and then the T-111 shed I built onto the back of the new part.
Squirrels nearly chewed one 2x4 leg off'n the redwood picnic table at camp some years ago and gnawed the heck out of the top, too. Not the edges, gouged the surface with their toofies. Coated it with some nasty oil based stain and they haven't bothered it since.
At one point the porkies had nearly chewed thru the front porch closet door, made from T-111. Covered that bottom area of the door with brown aluminum coil stock and the siding on the bottom of the shed with chicken wire, about three feet from the ground.
So they went back to gnawin' on the decks again. Then eventually they all disappeared, for some reason?
They leave my stuff alone, I leave them alone.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B