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Hole in gas can

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:16 am

I have several 2 gallon plastic gas cans that I use with the Cubs. One was left outside while I was at the Bash as I didn't have time to empty it into the tank. Yesterday when I went to do that, there was a 1 1/4" hole chewed in the top opposite the spout. I'm guessing it was a rabbit, but am surprised one would do that.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:57 am

Do you have groundhogs or skunks?
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Stanton » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:07 am

I am too. I would have thought the fumes/smell of a partially filled gas can would have deterred most animals.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Eugene » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:03 pm

Cattle? They chew up electrical wires on my trailers if I don't take steps to protect the wires.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:05 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Do you have groundhogs or skunks?


No groundhogs; I haven't seen or smelled a skunk out here in about 10 years. No cattle, it was just outside the horse barn.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Don B. » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:22 pm

Do you have squirrels? They will do that.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Mht » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:21 pm

I’d bet my money on a squirrel. They did a bunch of damage to my neighbors 4 wheeler. They chewed up the gas cap and vent hose. They also chewed up the plastic air filter box, seat, and numerous wires. They got in the loft of my shed and chewed up several dozen plastic duck decoys. I have no use for tree rats.

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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:24 pm

You could invite Carl out to deal with them. :lol:
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:53 pm

We do have several small squirrels, so they are probably the culprit. I hope it stuck it's tongue into the gas for a taste....
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Ike » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:19 pm

Just think how much better that can will pour with a good vent hole! :lol:

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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:25 am

Good luck with your new gas cans. Hope you can find one that isn't a safety spout.
Maybe you might get lucky and find one with a similar sized neck where you could move your existing spout to the new can.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby SamsFarm » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:05 am

How about a pic of this subject gas can?

Not that any of us could tell what done it, but it sure would be interesting to see!

Hard to believe any animal would bother something like that with such a strong smell!
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby BigBill » Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:49 pm

Twice now living near old farms they have a rat problem. At one place my dog slept on the roof of the dog house. While working nights at 3am my headlights caught the rats running the stone wall on that farm. At the horse farm near me at the new house the rats chewed into the wooden crack corn storage bin feed for the chicken. He put out those rat trap bins.

Luckily I have outside killer cats. Nothing is safe I’m lucky there not bigger. I haven’t had rats but the new place had mice. From being vacant for a while.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:29 pm

See what happens when Darby isn’t on patrol.
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Re: Hole in gas can

Postby SONNY » Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:46 am

squirrels , rats, mice and voles will chew on anything! AND sadly plastic is their fav. next to trailer wiring.


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