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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Oct 5, 2006
This is hilarious and totally insane. Rubber eating porcupines!
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 21, 2006
Brings back some memories....
By andrew kulmatiski
From: logan, ut
Apr 4, 2007
How does that work?
By C Miller
Administrator
Apr 4, 2007
It keeps the porcupines from eating the underside of your car while you're out climbing. It wouldn't be good to have your brake lines chewed through when you make the drive home.
By Jeremy Monahan
From: Fort Fun, CO
Apr 5, 2007
Brilliant!!
By Rick Shull
Administrator
From: Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Apr 5, 2007
They go after the propylene glycol by chewing through your radiator hoses. Kills 'em dead, not to mention it's a long way to the parts store. Propylene glycol is super sweet and is a main ingredient in Grape flavor soda- yummy!!
By Buff Johnson
Apr 5, 2007
How does the wood actually deter them from getting under the car?

(Doh! chicken wire)
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 5, 2007
Mark, check the photo at full resolution. It is not the wood stopping the porcupines, but the chicken wire! The wood just holds the chicken wire in place.

Why is it that only in the Bugaboos have porcupines figured this out? Are we soon going to have to do this everywhere? Also, I think it is ethylene glycol that is in antifreeze.
By Rick Shull
Administrator
From: Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Apr 5, 2007
You are correct George. Ethylene glycol is often the ingredient of anti-freeze. Many newer anti-freezes use propylene glycol because it is not as toxic especially when diluted. Still bad for the critters though.
By Mark Michaels
From: Draper, UT
May 26, 2007
Perhaps you could spray something on the tires and underside of the car that would repel the quilly little fuckers. Ammonia? WD-40? I think the government of Canada should solve this problem. They owe it to us Americans! I don't know why...but they do!
By KENtucky
From: Richmond, Ky
Jul 11, 2009
First i thought they could walk right up the wood into the fender wells but i guess its been takin care of... but that has to scratch the shit out of your cars, i see one person used looks like foil tape.
By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Sep 3, 2009
Oh my god, is that how many people go into the Bugs nowadays? I remember going in in 1994 and there wasn't a single other car in the lot. How times change!
By pauloBC
From: Vancouver
Aug 17, 2010
Its good for the chicken wire industry !
By Marc801
From: Sandy, Utah
Jul 8, 2014
It's not just the radiator hoses - they'll go after anything rubber: tires, brake lines, spark plug wires, et al.

George: hardly just in the Bugs. I've encountered the same at other trailheads in BC and Alberta as well as the Wind River Range in Wyoming.
By johnthethird
Oct 24, 2014
Its not porcupines, either, its snaffle hounds
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Porcupine barriers!

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