1990 - Volume #14, Issue #6, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Peanut butter fenceAre you having a hard time keeping deer out of your garden? Then it's time you discovered one of the little-known virtues of pea-nut butter. Wildlife ecologists at the University of Wisconsin have demonstrated that a single strand of charged wire smeared with peanut butter creates a virtually deer-proof fence.
Previous experiments with single-strand electric fences have shown that deer go over or under them with ease. But the smell of peanut butter strikes the interest of curious deer, who investigate with their noses and get jolted by more than 3,000 volts of electricity. The -brief shocks, delivered by a standard 12-volt fence charger, don't injure the animals, but once zapped, most deer won't go near the fence again. (HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE)
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