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Old 09-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Will hot pepper powder in rain-protected tin cans deter coyotes from RV perimeter?

I used to put bottle-caps full of hot pepper powder under a tin can beneath my front yard bushes of my house and it seemed to eliminate urine damage from neighborhood dogs "burning" my vegetative landscaping. Has anyone used such methods successfully in deterring coyotes from snooping around your permanent RV site?

(I'm in rural east Texas about to set up at a site far from the highway and other houses and hope to keep a cat or two for rodent control.)

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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I doubt it, but guess you could try. I think you'll only make the coyotes thirsty...

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:27 AM   #3
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.17 HMR. I once had a coyote problem on my property.
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When I had the s/b I used red pepper in areas that my dog liked to dig in, it kept him from digging but you need to re-apply every now and then. As for coyote, no clue but I never had them on the property. I loved to hear them and sometimes it seemed that they were right under the bedroom window, what a lovely sound. they never bothered my animals (chickens, horses, and my dog)
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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I've found the chili pepper powder incredibly effective for domesticated dogs so I'm surprised to hear people say that it won't work with coyotes.
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I never tried the pepper, but with three small dogs we were always concerned about coyotes.

I picked up a tip along the way, and permanently installed a strip of rope light under my 15' patio slide. It provides a good night light and, even though we've pulled into our site with the toad late at night and can see coyote eyes lit up under other rigs, we've not had an issue.


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