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Hi,

For the better part of 6 months now me and this stupid bird have gone back and forth.  He gets on my truck CB antenna and craps all over the side of my truck.  So i tried grease, vaseline, pull ties, hoses, and other things to make it so he cant pirch up there, yet he always finds a way past my clever devices and in two days or less he is back up there again.  I dont want to hurt him or kill him but i am running out of options here. 

Today i decided to google the issue to see if maybe there was some kind of electronic device to do this job.  I ran accross this halarious video, i cant stop laughing... soooooo funny. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ii7-q7DWdQ

Does anyone know what i might try to keep this bird away from my truck, other than removing the antenna?
 

UTTransplant

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They make plastic owls just for this. Put the owl on a suction cup or magnetic mount, put on the truck when not using it, and remove before driving. You would probably get a lot of comments from neighbors!
 

SeilerBird

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UTTransplant said:
They make plastic owls just for this. Put the owl on a suction cup or magnetic mount, put on the truck when not using it, and remove before driving. You would probably get a lot of comments from neighbors!
They are correct. Here is one that Amazon sells:

https://www.amazon.com/Galashield-Scarecrow-Fake-Decoy-Rotating/dp/B079JYN1GZ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1533560025&sr=8-3&keywords=owl+decoy

I was driving along one fine day in Minnesota and I spotted an owl on top of a telephone pole. I pulled over and took a few shots of him and then I noticed he wasn't moving. Turned out to be a decoy. Boy was I embarrassed.  :-[
 

Back2PA

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Or some shiny foil ribbon used for wrapping presents - a couple of 12" streamers in the wind may dissuade them
 

Larry N.

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Sun2Retire said:
Or some shiny foil ribbon used for wrapping presents - a couple of 12" streamers in the wind may dissuade them

Non-metallic, since it's an antenna, and you don't want to change its characteristics.
 

signcut

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I don't know how much you need, length-wise, but this is usually pretty effective. I'd imagine that you could probably whip up something similar with some ingenuity, as well...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bird-X-Bird-Repelling-Spikes-3-Wide-x-1-Long/757338813
 

ArdraF

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We buy plastic owls with rotating heads at Star Nursery to keep the birds away from the patio.  I put pebbles in the bottom (it opens) to add weight so they don't tip over.  I saw one recently that was more of a whirly gig that someone was flying off their roof.  He was flying in the breeze.

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Back2PA

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ArdraF said:
We buy plastic owls with rotating heads


I?ve gone by those displays in hardware stores, and giggle every time. I imagine the birds have one of two reactions:
  • ?OMG it?s the Excorcist owl, let?s get out of here!!?
  • ?Heeeyyy wait a minute, his head goes all the way around...!?
;)
 
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