Porcupine Deterrent - Knowledgebase Question

Shelburne, NS
Question by crashy
June 8, 1998
I have a porcupine raiding my foxglove at night on a regular basis. What can I do to persuade it to go away or bait it into a live trap for removal to the far far north.


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Answer from NGA
June 8, 1998

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There isn't much you can do to discourage them, aside from building a chicken wire fence that angles outward, and is topped with an electrified strand of wire. If you choose to trap the creature, you can use a salt lick or a cloth saturated in salt water as bait. They keep a wide range, so a 25 mile trip is necessary. I hope this helps!

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