Q: My friend has a cabin on a lake. Her boat house attracts an otter whose only purpose there seems to be relieving himself. He keeps returning no matter what she does to discourage him. She read that an otter’s natural enemies include bears and lions. The area is bereft of lions and arranging for the services of a bear is difficult. Is there a solution for her “poop dock” visitor?
A: One option for your friend is a motion-activated water sprayer. The otter will get an unexpected bath each time he feels the “need to go”. Look online for a Scarecrow Water Sprinkler, an Orbit Yard Enforcer or a Havahart Spray Away.