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    I'm glad you guys knew it was a porky, I've never seen nor had Porky damage in my woods. My dad told me they used to eat the natural rubber tires on the trucks back in the thirties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maple flats View Post
    My dad told me they used to eat the natural rubber tires on the trucks back in the thirties.
    At one research site we had (25 yrs ago now) the damage to equipment was so bad we started taking any piece of rubber/tubing/plastic we had in the lab and soaking it in a brine solution and putting in a pile it 50 ft away from our stuff just to keep them occupied. They'd chew it all up into little tiny pieces and we'd replace it with new every couple of weeks. At least it kept them from destroying thousands of $ worth of scientific equipment for a few months.

    I've heard of them chewing up the rubber hose connecting metal brake lines to wheel calipers in the past. Leave your truck in the woods for a few days and return to have your tires, brake lines...whatever they could gnaw on all gone.
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