Stop the Presses!!!!
Originally Posted by catmanmew
Thanks all... the cat house I am making is going to be insulated & will be inside our insulated garage... they are in the enclosed garage every night & alot of the day as they have a cat door that they use... guess we'll just have to hope for the best!
there is something that people can do....Coyotes respond well to "marked territory", as do mountain lions - get mature, unneutered (
) men to "mark territory". you can do it yourself, but guys' urine has a stronger scent. I have 10 acres in prime lion/coyote country. It does work - it's an old cowboy trick. It will also deter deer, which I don't mind, but some people like to see deer in their yard.
If you are shy, just have the markers do it in the dusk. When I took over the property, the coyotes were marking the front doorstep with poop, so I gradually just pee'd further & further away, making sure to pee on any scratch marks, poopies & any other spot that the cats would alert me that had been marked. Since I'm not a guy, I would make sure that my mood was very dominant and was very aware that I was intending to send a message. The coyotes kept moving their trail further & further away, and now their trail is down on BLM land - a happy compromise for all of us.
Please note that it does NOT deter bears or raccoons