[nafex] Death to chipmunks(and squirrels)

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Fri Jul 13 17:52:28 EDT 2001


That's a great idea.   I'll try putting them under the bird netting so my
dog doesn't get them.
Doreen

-----Original Message-----
From: Lucky Pittman <Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu>
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, July 13, 2001 4:18 PM
Subject: [nafex] Death to chipmunks(and squirrels)


>I can't swear that it absolutely works, as I never SAW a dead bushy-tailed
>tree rat, but pilfering of my nut/acorn plantings ceased abruptly when I
>started putting out Peanut Butter/Plaster-of-Paris bonbons for the
varmints.
>I think a fellow NAFEX member gave me the recipe...
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>Mix cheap peanut butter with Plaster-of-Paris until it reaches a "stiff
>dough" consistency.  Fashion into small(peanut-size) balls, place in
>strategic sites, where the critters are likely to encounter them.  Voila!
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>I suppose it might be advisable to make certain that they're not accessible
>to dogs or children.  Whoever put me onto them indicated that they 'turn to
>concrete' in the varmint's GI tract.
>I don't know if that's correct or not, as I suspect that POP has to be
>exposed to air when moistened in order to harden.  It may be more of a case
>of the POP causing some sort of major derangement in the animals'
>electrolyte balance by upsetting the calcium:phosphorus ratios or something
>along that line.
>Or, maybe it cooks the little rascals from the inside out - ever notice how
>a plaster cast heats up while it's curing?
>Lucky Pittman
>USDA Zone 6
>Hopkinsville, KY
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