Critters damaging G scale layout and buildings?

melph1

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Stands about 5ft 6" like that, but taller if stretches
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melph1

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Grey patch on face is something on window!
 

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melph1

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He's big and cumbersome......not going anywhere near the buildings on the layout. It will be interesting (or perhaps not) to see how he reacts to the trains once they leave "the safe zone".
 

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I have chewing squirrels in my garden and they chew on the plastic hoses with the small holes in it of the water dripping system. It looks like they are in search for water. So put some low water bins in the garden and that problem is solved.
 

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no squirrel issues either.
i have 2 English Mastiffs (3 up until June of this year....yes that's one too many, 600lbs of dogs, that live indoors!) , but, unless its their scent, the squirrels just don't bother my things. Foxes and coyotes seem to stay clear too. Once long ago, a fox was surprised by my dog Bentley, and he climbed a 6 ft smooth fence straight up and over....

mastiff puppies otoh...my toys are their toys,(so they think). Mastiffs are very mindful of where they step, never had a mis step or damage or anything moved...my Corgi girl, clueless.

mastiffs, as pups, have shown interest in trains for the first day, it goes away on the loop then comes back, "oh elation! "then goes away ("the thrill" ........then they realize "thats all they do?! adult mastiffs, like my son, dont quite get watching roundy round....."dad youre an simpleton"....)

simply, if you think you might have an issue, take the buildings in. i too tend to think it softer plastics they like not hard styrenes.
well its like photos of kids, innit? 002.JPG
 
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Paul M

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Dogs will help remove wildlife :giggle: :rofl: :rofl:
 

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No squirrels where I live but I do have possums eating the new plants and knocking over buildings etc.
Can't shoot them and if I trap them I have to by law release them no more that 50 metres from where they are trapped.
Hmm the swimming pool is only 5 metres from the house and 4 metres deep so if I threw a trapped possum into the pool trap and all then emptied the trap 10 minutes later does that constitute a trap and release?
But on a serious note evidently they do no like the smell of blood and bone and the fish based fertiliser so I am trying that.
For the one that wears army boots and runs around the ceiling mothball and camphor blocks are being added to the arsenal.
The neighbour has a"gel blaster" gun that discourages them when he opens up in full auto mode.
Or I can just just trap them and send them to NZ evidently they use them for clothes and boots (neighbour is a Kiwi)
 

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Round here, in darkest Surrey, we find that foxes are no respecters of catenary (pause for jokes about keeping it live at 25 kv 24/7), and rats chew power cables. There doesn't appear to be an answer to these.