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    Minks or muskrats eating covers and/or rubber hoses!

    Proving to be costly, minks or muskrats are eating a friends Waverunner cover and rubber hoses underneath his machine. Has anyone heard of this and have any ideas how to stop them? (other than outright shooting them)...We don't know why they are eating them or if they are just trying to get in the machine.

    Thanks for the help...


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    I've heard of other rodents doing similar things to other types of equipment.

    If you're not a good shot, then you could try poisons, or maybe traps.

    Trapping requires that you either drive them a good distance away, that they won't return; or a trip to wildlife mgt.

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    Yes, I have had that problem also on my Yamahas... Even turtles have had their way with my speed pickup wires... I don't know how to stop them either... I hope someone chimes in....

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    lol, thats weird,
    i'd say trap them, or poison,
    you can usually call a varmit guy to set some traps, its fairly reasonable...

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    On the mississippi river

    Quote Originally Posted by Spimothy Leary View Post
    lol, thats weird,
    i'd say trap them, or poison,
    you can usually call a varmit guy to set some traps, its fairly reasonable...
    Problem for me is mine are on EZ docks all summer and stay in the river by our boat house... There are just too any to trap or hire someone out... I usually try to shoot them with my high-powered pellet gun... (Hypothetically LOL) I actually get turtles and snakes that like to sun themselves... My wife hates it... I always go down and scare them away before she gets to the dock...

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    Now that I have all Sea Doo's maybe they wont be ass willing...(never had a proble on my XP's in 5 years)
    I hear Yamaha's taste like chicken!!!

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    Well, maybe I should convince him to trade his turtle/mink bait (aka yamaha) for a Seadoo lol. Maybe they are just too intimidated to eat a SEADOO! Seriously though, looks like relocation or eradication is the only way?

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    Tutle tastes kinda like chicken too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipNSki View Post
    Now that I have all Sea Doo's maybe they wont be ass willing...(never had a proble on my XP's in 5 years)
    I hear Yamaha's taste like chicken!!!

    Ripper
    BWAHHH hahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahaha hahhahahahahahahahaha, now theres some funny chit.

    The turtles and snakes, i dunno what to tell you,
    but if the ski is on/@ a dock maybe you could try repellents where the dock and shore meet to keep them from accessing the dock in the first place...
    as far as the minks and rodents go.

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    It is really an issue of sunning themselves on the platforms... then I think they see it and just want to chew on them...

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