Porcupines can chew through just about anything, since they have very sharp,
strong teeth. I've caught them tearing open tin cans (previously sealed)
with their teeth -- no sweat for a porcupine. They're also not easily
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of
enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Shohet [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 1:40 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [BULK] - Re: [TowerTalk] cable damage
> Hi Craig,
> > I'll bet porcupines are pbly your biggest problem Bob. They got in my
> > once and did over $1,000 in damage to hoses, belts, cables and other
> > in my engine compartment.
> That's incredible damage! I never would have thought of porcupines,
> probably because
> I haven't seen one yet in the 9 1/2 years that I lived here. But then I
> have never
> seen the Mountain Lion either, that has been photographed within 1 mile of
> I live!
> Although I have not had a problem with porcupines and my car, both my wife
> and I have
> had significant damage from Field Mice getting into our cars and chewing
> things up - on a smaller
> scale than what you had. They have also been able to get into the "sealed
> up" car from the
> outside and "colonize it". That was pretty bizarre as was the disgusting
> clean-up on two occasions.
> I have heard that dryer sheets keep them away (from the car) but I can't
> imagine that would work
> for cables outside.
> Bob KQ2M
> > Salts from the cable and your hands are one of the attractors.
> > 73, Craig Clark, K1QX
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