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Old 08-05-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
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Groundhog bit through power cord

We plugged our RV in overnight at home to cool down refrigerator. Big bite marks all the way through to the wire on our power cord. Guess we are buying a new cord. Any ideas on how to prevent this from happening again?
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:45 PM   #2
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Any ideas on how to prevent this from happening again?
Terminate the groundhog.
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LOL Easier said than done. There are too many around here. It's like Caddy Shack
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:58 PM   #4
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Spray something on it?
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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Might try covering with something like this. I have used it to keep squirrels away. Be careful what is on your hands when you handle power cord. I had meat grease on my hands ( not much) when I disconnected my propane hose from grill. Next morning hose was chewed through right where I handled it. Reason to turn off external propane after using it.

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I had a squadron of squirrels in my yard, being a hunter I went to hunting section and purchased fox pee. Not the best smelling stuff but no more squirrels
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:45 PM   #7
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It is a wonder the groundhog was not lying dead at the scene. I caught my Lab pup just in time before she chewed through my cord.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:39 AM   #8
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I like Flybob's idea !!!
I have used a product called Repel All,,, think I bought it @ Tractor Supply ???
I put cord in a trash bag,,, and sprayed the H out of it !!! Then handled it with latex gloves,,, at least until it dried !!! It is made to spray on plants !!!
Do not know what Critter had been chewing on our cord,,, but it only happen where the cord was on the ground ??? Repel worked just fine !!!
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I live in a very rural area and the outside dogs help keep them away. They also keep the deer out of my yard.
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