Saturday, December 12, 2009

Picture of Me Urinating in Garden to Keep Out Rabbits

Yup, here is a pic my wife took of me outside, peeing on the shrubs to keep the rabbits away. Enjoy.


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Whoops. Looks like the pic won't load. I can't believe you came here thinking 1) I'd post a pic and 2) would actually pee in my garden. I'm a sitter, not a stander. Plus I enjoy white snow. Cheers.

8 comments:

Nell Jean said...

Well, actually I came here through your Plot to look at your blog without knowing what was going to turn up. I usually miss the best stuff. There seems to be a rash of similar posts lately, though.

Les said...

Well if you stand and do it in the snow, you could write curses with your stream for the rabbit, or perhaps Christmas greetings for passers-by, depending of course on how full your bladder is.

Carol said...

I hesitated to pick your post for the provocative title... but then thought what a hypocrite I would be, as I am always encouraging my friends to mark the territory around my gardens. I do it mostly for the deer... it works to frighten them away you know. Not sure about the effect on rabbits. Those overrated cute varmints will ignore most anything we humans do. Try a bit of fox or coyote urine... that has worked a bit here ... I still have the bottle ... sure hope I do not break it. I do feel a bit odd about it though... when I stop and think Wait! How do they procure this stuff?! I feel horrible that I may be supporting cruelty towards animals I consider colleagues in my garden efforts. If you know about this I would be thankful to know more. Carol

Benjamin Vogt said...

Nell Jean--speaking of rashes, should some of theses anti rabbit sprays be giving me some? I spread bone meal yesterday as I ehard that helps, but I'll be fencing soon I guess.
Les--This is why I need to break down and go buy some Bailey's. I like Irish coffee, and that should fill up the ole tank.
Carol--I have no idea how urine is procured, but I'd be interested to find out. I assume it's similar to milking cattle. Maybe you could do a post on it? C'mon. That'd score some hits for you from Blotanical.

our friend Ben said...

Ha!!! I think you should give predator urine a try, too. (Or how about cat urine?!) But nowadays I can't think about predator urine without recalling that hysterical scene in "The Soloist" where Robert Downey Jr. is trying to get rccoons to stay out of his yard. Until that moment, I had no idea that RDJr. was a fabulous slapstick comic. Brilliant post!!!

Benjamin Vogt said...

RD Jr.s racoon scene was the only good part of that teribly boring movie (imho). Maybe it's time I emptied the litterbox outside.

Victoria said...

I fell for that completely. I know when you decide to do a thing, you do it thoroughly, Dr Vogt, so it seemed to me completely in keeping with your sense of academic rigour that you would conduct an experiment and post the results. I'm very disappointed!

fairegarden said...

Well, all I can say is how disappointed I am that the photo would not load! Blood meal works better than bone meal.

Frances