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Protecting a Nesting Duck from Neighbor's Cat

How do I keep the neighbor's cat from disturbing a nesting Mallard duck in our flower bed? It keeps pooping close by the nest, but I hardly ever see the darn thing.

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May 17, 20180 found this helpful
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you can put lavender or pennyroyal plants in area surrounding the nest; cats are repelled by these scents, also of a plant known as Coleus canina, AKA "scaredy cat plant."

you can also purchase acquire a 'scarecrow sprinkler' which is a motion-activated sprinkler www.thespruce.com/scarecrow-sprinklers-motion-activated...

the only problem wiht that approach is that it might repel the duck too, thus defeating the purpose

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May 16, 20180 found this helpful

You can bury chicken wire about a foot into the ground to prevent the cat from coming across.

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May 26, 20180 found this helpful

A lot of people dry lemon peels and put them around. Cat's hate lemon. The other is "plant" dollar tree forks tines up in the ground.

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The duck has stronger feet than cats so they might traverse over them where the cats won't.

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